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Pachycereus marginatus (Mexican Fence Post)

Pachycereus marginatus
Mexican Fence Post

The Mexican Fence Post is a columnar cactus, growing stems that will produce between 5-7 ribs. Creating a large bundle of branches, each can grow up to 10-15 feet tall. In the Spring, the cactus sprouts pink and green flowers, which produce spiny edible red fruits. These fruits are often harvested to make jams and jellies or scattered on the ground to start a new round of cactus seedlings.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent, Tree
Exposure Full Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 10 (30°F)Zone 11 (40°F)Zone 9 (20° F)
Flower Color Green, Pink
Flower Season Spring
Growth Rate Slow
Height 10-15ft
Spread 6-10ft
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
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