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Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada 'San Bernardino'


Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada 'San Bernardino' is a cylindrical-leaved beavertail prickly pear cactus.

Opuntia basilaris var. brachyclada 'San Bernardino' is derived from the rare and endangered beavertail prickly pear cactus that comes from San Bernardino County. The cylindrical pads are blue-grey with lots of short spines and huge, bright pink, cup-shaped flowers that emerge from late spring to early summer. Its growth habit can average 12 inches tall with a spread of 3 to 4 feet. Plant in full sun in sharply draining soil. Protect from winter rain on the West Coast.

Common Name: Beavertail Prickly Pear Cactus

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 7-9

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 2-3'

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Northern slopes of the San Gabriel Mountains.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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