Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis
BRAZILIAN PRICKLY PEAR
Cactaceae

 
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Plant type: evergreen tree or cactus

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind
15m
Plant habit
 
3m

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Flowers: yellow

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Ornamental Fruit: purple

Bark & Stems: spines

Edibility: edible fruit
 
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Brasiliopuntia brasiliensis
BRAZILIAN PRICKLY PEAR
Cactaceae

 

  Plant type: evergreen tree or cactus

Hardiness zones: 9b-11

Sunlight: hot overhead sun

Soil Moisture: dry for extended periods to dry between watering

Soil: ordinary soil, enriched soil, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline

Tolerances: high wind
15m
Plant habit
 
3m

FEATURES

Flowers: yellow

Flowering Time: early summer to late summer

Ornamental Fruit: purple

Bark & Stems: spines

Edibility: edible fruit


DESIGN

Garden Styles: suits dry style designs

Uses: barrier, large planter

Growth rate: average

Maintenance Level: average

Skill Level: average

Animals: deer resistant



HAZARDS

Weed Potential: yes






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