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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa v. coloradensis-
Buckhorn Cholla
Cactaceae Family

This cholla species has slender green stems with individual joints 6-12" in length and inch thick covered with 1" spines.  It is not a large grower often only 4-5' overall.  Blooms April to May producing 1" dry spines covered fruit.  Native from Southern Utah into Mexico on desert mesas and slopes from 500-3000' in elevation.


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