Prickly Pear

Scientific Name Opuntia engelmannii
Plant Type Yuccas/Cacti
Mature Height 5'
Plant Spread 5'
Flower Color Yellow, Orange
Bloom Time Spring
Character Evergreen
Light Requirement Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Requirement Low
Wildlife Value Bees
Uses Structural Accent, Shrub Border, Mass Planting
Texas Native Yes
Description A traditional form of the extremely drought tolerant prickly pear cactus planted for its evergreen blue-green pads, brilliant yellow showy flowers bloom in Spring and give rise to edible deep pink to purple fruits, Be mindful of spines.
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