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Glendale Public Library
Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Opuntia robusta-Silver Dollar Prickly Pear

     Silver Dollar Prickly Pear is a large species, growing to about 20' tall by 12' wide. Individual pads can reach 1' long by 8" across, and are generally heavily thorned. Yellow flowers are produced in the spring. These plants do best in full sun, and can survive on very little rainfall. Needs protection from any frost.


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