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Opuntia polyacantha

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 12 in (30 cm)

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

Features: Rounded flattened stem segments with blue-green spines; yellow-green flowers; spiny fruit

Uses: Courtyards Dry gardens Containers

Zones: 3?10

Description: Found from northern Mexico to Canada, this very hardy mat-forming cactus is seldom over 12?in (30?cm) high but can spread to over 4?ft (1.2?m) wide. Its flattened stem segments are rounded and about 4?in (10?cm) long, and bear clusters of 5 to 10 blue-gre

Growth Habit: Mat-forming habit

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