Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug
Shrub, Tree, Cactus
Perennial Zones 8-12
10-15 ft / 3-4.5 m
Petite, feathery, blooms in white, yellow, or orange.
Yellow, orange, or red ovoid, fleshy fruits grow along the apex of the club-like foliage.
Sizeable, fleshy green pads covered in hair-like spines grow in a bushy habit, seasonally producing vibrant blooms and colorful oblong fruits.
Seeds of the fruit may cause intestinal discomfort and the spines or barbed hairs can puncture skin.
Opuntia Mill. – pricklypear