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Opuntia phaeacantha

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12-36 in (30-90 cm)

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

Features: Flattened stem segments with fierce spines; bright yellow flowers; purple-red fruit

Uses: Courtyards Dry gardens Containers

Zones: 9?11

Description: This sprawling shrub is found in southwestern USA and nearby parts of Mexico. Its height ranges from 12?36?in (30?90 cm) and it can spread to over 4?ft (1.2?m) wide. The stem segments are flattened in the typical prickly pear fashion and are up to 15?in (

Growth Habit: Spreading habit

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