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Cereus hildmannianus (Hedge Cactus)

Cereus hildmannianus
Hedge Cactus, Andes Organ Pipe, Column Cactus, Hedge Cactus, Hildmann's Cereus, Peruvian Apple, Peruvian Apple Cactus, Queen of the Night, Spiny Tree Cactus

Native to South America, this shrubby cactus produces a clump of thick, ribbed, blue-green cylindrical branches. Most plants display needle-like spines on the branches, although the form we grow is mostly spineless. Large, fragrant white funnel-shaped flowers open at night during the summer months. This cactus tolerates full sun, but performs best in afternoon shade. Provide good drainage.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color White
Flower Season Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 15' - 20' (ft)
Spread 10' - 15' (ft)
Spacing 15' (ft)
Characteristics Fragrant, Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Bees, Pollinators
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers, Specimen
Tolerance Drought, Heat, Salt
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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Image by: MSWN
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