Water Needs

Light Needs

Common Name

Buckhorn Cholla

Scientific Name

Cylindropuntia acanthocarpa

Botanical Pronunciation

sil-in-dro-PUN-tee-a ak-an-tho-KAR-pa

Plant Type


Deciduous / Evergreen


Special Features

Utah native, Deer resistant


Mid-summer, Bright yellow to bronze to brick red 1 inch blooms

Growth Habit

Shrubby segmented cactus

Growth Rate


Average Landscape Size

This cactus will grow to be about 3 feet to 7 feet but it sometimes grows to about 13 feet.

Landscape Uses

Border, Xeriscaping

Care Information

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USDA Hardiness Zone

Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F), Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F), Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F), Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F), Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

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