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Opuntia ficus-indica

Classification

Order: Caryophyllales
   Family: Cactaceae
            Genus: Opuntia
                        Specie: Opuntia ficus-indica

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

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

Features: Large blue-green segments; yellow flowers spring?summer; purple edible fruits

Uses: Courtyards Dry gardens Containers

Zones: 9?11

Description: Native to Mexico, this opuntia is cultivated for its fruit in warmer parts of the world and is naturalized in many areas. It reaches a height and spread of 15 ft (4.5 m), with large, green or bluish green, flattened, oblong or rounded segments that usuall

Growth Habit: Single stem with branching segments

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