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Opuntia tomentosa

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 15 ft (4.5 m)

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

Features: Flattened stem segments covered in soft velvety hairs; orange flowers; red fruit

Uses: Courtyards Dry gardens Containers

Zones: 9?12

Description: Originally from Mexico, this species usually grows in the shape of a small tree and reaches a height of up to 15 ft (4.5 m). The flattened stem segments are covered in soft velvety hair, and this species may be spineless or may have a few yellow spines pe

Growth Habit: Single stem with branching segments

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