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Buckhorn Cholla
Scientific Name: Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa (Engelm. & Bigel) F.M. Knuth
Synonym: Opuntia acanthocarpa var. thornberi, Opuntia californica, Opuntia thornberi, Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa var. thornberi, Opuntia acanthocarpa
Family: Cactaceae
Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia  acanthocarpa)
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to part sun

Origin: USA (southern Utah, southeastern California, Arizona)

Growth Habits: Shrubby cactus, up to 14 feet tall (4 m); 7 to 25 yellowish brown spines per areole.

Watering Needs:


At the end of April at the Desert Botanical Garden.

Buckhorn Cholla (Cylindropuntia  acanthocarpa)

Blooming Habits:
The Buckhorn Cholla has red, purple or yellow flowers, between April and June in Phoenix, in its native range. The fruits are dry when ripe.

Fruiting Habits:

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