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Opuntia humifusa 'Major'


Opuntia humifusa 'Major' is an eastern prickly pear with yellow flowers, red fruit and large, flat pads.

Opuntia humifusa 'Major' is an eastern prickly pear native to southeastern U.S. Grows up to 48 inches in height and spread with large, bluish, 6 inch pads and blunt, golden central spines. Yellow flowers with orange anthers emerge in mid spring followed by red fruit. One of the best Prickly Pear for partial shade. Awesome in the border and as a specimen plant. Easy to grow in well-drained, gritty soil.

Common Name: Eastern Prickly Pear

Family: Cactaceae (The Cactus Family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-8"

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Orange

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Dry, Drought Tolerant

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: Yes

Berries: Red

Benefits: Bees

Deer Resistant: Yes

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Openings in sandy forests, sandy savannas, sand prairies, gravel prairies, barrens and rocky bluffs, sandstone and limestone glades, sand dunes, rocky or sandy slopes and pastures.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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