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Opuntia bigelovii

Classification

Order: Caryophyllales
   Family: Cactaceae
            Genus: Opuntia
                        Specie: Opuntia bigelovii

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 3-5 ft (1-1.5 m)

Cultivation: Moderately fertile, sandy, humus-rich, well-drained soil

Features: Spiny stem segments; yellow-green to green flowers

Uses: Courtyards Dry gardens Containers

Zones: 9?11

Description: Quite variable in size, this cactus from southern USA and northern Mexico is usually 3?5 ft (1?1.5 m) tall but can grow to over 8 ft (2.4 m) in height. It has very spiny cylindrical stem segments, and the spines add considerable color to the plant, being

Growth Habit: Single stem with branching segments

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