Opuntia engelmannii lindheimeri | Texas Prickly Pear

Texas Prickly Pear is a wide-spreading, clump-forming cactus that can sometimes spread to 15 feet, sometimes more. Spines are yellow, although occasionally there are no spines. Fruit is highly ornamental and is edible. Expect many seeds. Canopy coverage: 79 square feet.

Water Requirement: very low

Sun Exposure: partial shade, full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to 10F

Growth Rate: moderate

Height: 5 feet high

Width: 10 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: yellow, orange, red

Flower Season: spring, winter

Wildlife: birds