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Pachycereus marginatus/Organ Pipe Cactus

Pachycereus marginatus / Pachycereus marginatus
Often used like a fence post in Mexico
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Often used like a fence post in Mexico

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Scientific Name: Pachycereus marginatus
Common Name: Organ Pipe Cactus
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Summer
Fruit color: Yellow, Red
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Prefers full sun and grows up to 20 feet tall. Usual heigth is about 12 feet. It can grow up to 3 feet per year when young and habitat is good. Stems 3 to 4 inches in diameter and have 5 to 7 ribs. A cactus often used to make living fences along the streets of the small villages. When established, it is very drought tolerant. Flowers aare greenish to mostly pink and fruit is yellow to red and seed are black.