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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet

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Austrocylindropuntia subulata

Hardy in USDA zones 9-10.  Should be planted in full sun.  Native at higher elevations up to 12000' in Ecuador and Peru.  This is one of the tree-like cacti growing up to 13' tall and 10' in diameter.  Leaves are narrow and up to 5" long.

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