Golden Pricklypear (Opuntia aurea 'Coombe's Winter Glow') in the Prickly Pears Database

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Golden Pricklypear
Give a thumbs up Creeping Beavertail
Give a thumbs up Prickly Pear

Also sold as:
Winter Glow
Coombe’s Winterglow

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Fruit: Indehiscent
Fruiting Time: Summer
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Hot Pink
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Erosion control
Groundcover
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Needs specific temperature: 68-86 degrees
Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seeds may be extremely slow to germinate
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Other: Individual pads form new plants; they must dry and callous for 10 days before planting
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Goes Dormant
Child plants: one child plant

Image

Photo gallery:

Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Jan 21, 2020 9:47 PM 6,332

« Add a new plant to the database

» Search the Prickly Pears Database: by characteristics or by cultivar name

« See the general plant entry for Prickly Pears (Opuntia)

« The Prickly Pears Database Front Page

« The Plants Database Front Page

Today's site banner is by Paul2032 and is called "SDB Kaching"

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.