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Opuntia imbricata            Family: Cactaceae   (Cactus)          
Chainlink Cactus

 

Picture of Opuntia imbricata

 Photography by: Dr. Edward F. Gilman

       
Type: Perennial, succulent
Hardiness range: 5A - 11
Height: 10' to 20' / 3.00m to 6.00m
Spread: 8' to 12' / 2.40m to 3.60m
Growth rate: Average
Exposure: Full sun
Persistence: Deciduous
Bloom color: Purple
Bloom season: Early Summer to Early Fall
Leaf color: n/a
Fruit color: Yellow
Water requirements: Dry
Soil pH requirements: Neutral, slightly alkaline
Soil type: Sandy
Form: Spreading or horizontal, upright or erect
Landscape uses: Border, container, seashore, specimen
Attributes and features: Native to North America
   
 

 

Opuntia imbricata

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