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Carnegiea gigantea (Saguaro)

Carnegiea gigantea
Saguaro, Giant Saguaro, Carnegia gigantea, Cereus giganteus

The saguaro might be the most iconic plant of the Sonoran Desert. Occurring at elevations up to 4000 feet, these can be found in full sun and reflected heat situations. Make sure to allow plenty of space for these to grow, mature specimens can reach up to 40 feet tall and 15 feet wide. Good drainage is essential.

Plant Type Native, Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Late Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 1' - 50' (ft)
Spread 1'- 10' (ft)
Spacing 10' (ft)
Characteristics Evergreen, Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Birds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rabbit, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
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