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Opuntia tunicata

Classification

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

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 2 ft (0.6 m)

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

Features: Whorls of blue-green stem segments; yellow flowers in spring; blue-green fruit

Uses: Courtyards Dry gardens Containers

Zones: 9?11

Description: A native of Mexico and southwestern USA, but naturalized in areas of South America, this species forms a much-branched shrub and reaches 2 ft (0.6 m) in height, usually with a much wider spread. It has whorls of blue-green stem segments, and noticeable wh

Growth Habit: Multi-branching habit

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