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- reflective heat, sun
- average, dry
- Medium growing.
- Many varieties, tree type 3-8' high, usually branching, very dangerous spines, often short lived, generally not added to landscape, attracts cactus wrens.
- Purple bloom, no disease problems, spiney foliage, plant in well drained soil.
- Low maintenance, Can plant from containers anytime, grows from segments, If rainfall is less than 10-12" per year give irrigation in spring and summer.
- Small shrub sized cactus used for wide screening and bank covers.