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Cylindropuntia echinocarpa is commonly known as "Silver Cholla"
This tree-like cacti which can reach an mature size of 3 to 4 feet' high by 3' wide.
A Mojave Desert native, Silver cholla is very drought and cold tolerant. It grows naturally at elevations of 1,000-6,000 feet. Cactus wrens, Curved-billed thrashers, and owls often build their nests in it.
It blooms in the mid to late spring with a greenish-yellow flower which is very attractive to pollinating insects. Our Silver cholla is naturalized to the severe shifts in temperature and high winds of the higher elevations of the Western Mojave desert, and is harvested from a domestic garden, never from the wild, at an elevation of 4.000 feet in Juniper/Joshua Tree woodland.
Per 5 cuttings (each a full stem, approximately 4" long.)