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Opuntia engelmannii var. engelmannii  Texas Prickly Pear Cactus

Product Code: Y0CCOPEN
Ornamental Value: Pretty
Availability: Out of stock

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A shrubby cactus that can reach to about 1 m tall with much branched, flat, grayish or pale green shoots and yellow flowers, native to the southwestern USA and northern Mexico at higher elevations. It can take severe drought and hard freezes and is suitable to USDA Zones 6 and above. The fruits are edible and popular for making jelly and jam.
Cultural Requirements
Sun Exposure Full sun from early age
Frost Tolerance Extreme
Water Requirements Low
Drought Tolerance Yes
Growth Form Shrub
Ornamental Value Pretty
Properties Evergreen
Hazards Spiny
Gardening Ground Cover
Food/Medicinal Edible Fruit
Plant Group Fruit Trees
Botanical Order Caryophyllales
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