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Opuntia basilaris (Beaver Tail Prickly Pear)

Opuntia basilaris
Beaver Tail Prickly Pear

The Beaver Tail Prickly Pear is a low growing, spreading cactus, The flat, fleshy pads of the cactus are reminiscent of beaver tails, hence the name. In the Spring and Summer months the Beaver Tail Prickly Pear produces pink or purple flowers, the flowers ripen into small fruits that attract birds and wildlife.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 10 (30°F)Zone 8 (10° F)Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Purple, Pink, Pink-Rose, Rose
Flower Season Spring, Summer
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 6"-1ft
Spread 4ft
Characteristics Fruit & Berries, Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Pollinators, Wildlife
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rabbit, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: WIki Commons

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