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Opuntia leptocaulis
Common Name: Christmas Cholla Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

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A cholla cactus from the American and Mexican deserts with 1” wide yellow flowers and bright red fruit that often adorns the plant throughout the winter. The stems are mid green with one 2” long golden brown spine on each stem bump. Potentially hardy to zone 6. Requires sharp drainage and protection from rain.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America

ClassEvergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height2-4'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread12-24'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureLoves Sun Sun  Foliage Colour 
Soil MoistureDry Drought Tolerant  Stem ColourGreen 
Hardiness Zone8-10  BerriesYes 
BC NativeNo    

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