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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2-4 in (5-10 cm)

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

Features: Short spiny segments; greenish yellow flowers; green fruit

Uses: Courtyards Dry gardens Containers

Zones: 6?10

Description: Found in dry areas of central and western North America as far north as coastal southern Canada, this low shrubby species forms 2?4?in (5?10?cm) high clumps that are around 12?in (30?cm) wide. It has short variably shaped stem segments that are studded wi

Growth Habit: Clumping habit


Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Low-growing shrub usually under 0.5 m (1.5 feet) tall, never exceeding 1 meter (3 feet) tall at maturity.

Duration: Perennial

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