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Opuntia polyacantha x ericacea var. columb 'Golden Globe'


Opuntia polyacantha x ericacea 'Golden Globe' is a prickly pear cactus with yellow flowers and shaggy upright pads.

Opuntia polyacantha x ericacea 'Golden Globe' is a prickly pear cactus from the Sauvie Island in Oregon. It produces densely petaled flowers in golden-yellow with orange stamens followed by purple fruit. Pads are shaggy and upright to about 5 inches big and wide. Growth habit is 8 - 10 inches high and forms a spreading mat 36 - 48 inches. Requires full sun with very sharp, careful drainage as this species is a cliff dweller. Much more drought tolerant than other cactus.

Common Name: Prickly Pear

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-10

Light: Full Sun

Height: 8-12"

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring - Summer

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Purple

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Cliff dweller


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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