Cylindropuntia imbricata

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  • Common Name: Tree Cholla
  • Plant Story:

    A densely branched tree-like cactus, Cylindropuntia imbricata features bright pink to purple bowl-shaped flowers in the spring and summer. Attractive to both bees and butterflies, flowers give way to long-lasting yellow fruit. The shrub has a strong central trunk with rose-like gray-green stems with sharp spines.

  • Type: Shrub Cactus
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Purple,Pink
  • Has Winter Interest
  • Planting Zone: 5-11
  • Height: 3-8 ft
  • Spread: 3-4 ft
  • Light Requirements:Full Sun
  • Suggested Uses: Desert, rock or succulent gardens
  • Leaf: Green areoles
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Butterflies, Bees
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:No serious problems
  • Form: Densely branched
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Drought tolerant. Water in summer, dry in the winter. Tolerates afternoon shade.


Tree Cholla - Additional Photos