Tree Cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata) in the Chollas Database

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Cylindropuntia imbricata Accepted
Opuntia imbricata Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Fruit can take root and form a new plant without having to use its seeds; needs neutral soil pH
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Easy to root from stem segments
Pollinators: Various insects
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil


Photo gallery:
Location: Elephant Butte, NMDate: 6/17/2013This cactus is close enough to my yard that it gets a very occasi
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Location: Fort Worth Nature Center.Date: Spring 2010The color of these flowers is amazing.
By frostweed
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Location: Elephant Butte, NMDate: 6/12/2013
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Location: Elephant Butte, NMDate: 10/6/2013a favorite nesting for several birds. this cactus is one that end
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Location: Tent Rocks, New MexicoDate: 6-14-15
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Location: Silverton, OregonDate: 2018-01-05I didn't know these would grow on Oregon
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Are these the same species of Ferocactus? by Jai_Ganesha Aug 20, 2018 5:36 AM 18
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Jul 23, 2019 11:41 AM 5,254
Cactus ID! by ljones26 Jul 10, 2017 5:31 AM 11
Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa? by plantmanager Jan 10, 2016 11:25 AM 4
Cholla (Cylindropuntia imbricata) by JulieB Oct 2, 2015 11:18 PM 4
Gardening with Texas Native Plants and Wildflowers, The Front Yard. by frostweed Apr 25, 2018 9:04 AM 115

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