Crested Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea 'Cristata')

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Crested Saguaro
Give a thumbs up Crested Sahuaro

Also sold as:
Carnegiea gigantea f. cristata

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Plant Height: up to 50 feet (16 meters)
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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So unusual! by nativeplantlover May 3, 2019 10:48 AM 3

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