Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus: Hardy Desert Plants and Palms in North Carolina

              

Spineless Prickly Pear Cactus

 

 

Spineless pricklypear Hardy to Zone 6

Scientific Name: Opuntia ellisiana  is a great addition to the landscape, but beware even though it doesn’t have long sharp spines, the tiny glochids (slivers) are very irritating to the skin  .  Mature plant height is around 6 foot tall and is gold hardy to 0°F.

The spineless prickly pear blooms in May to June and are red, pink, orange or yellow.


 

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 September 2012 12:55