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Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis

Cylindropuntia leptocaulis or Christmas Cholla is a small pencil cholla that can get 6ft tall but isusually no more than 3ft. Plants do like growing in other shrubs and use it like support. These are cold hardy in Colorado and can tolerate -22F or maybe more. The plants flower in June or July. The red fruit will appear in fall and stay on the plant to spring. This is why they are called Christmas Cactus.


We are selling rooted plants that are actively growing in 3" pots. Plants will be shipped bare-root.



I do not guarantee these in a zone 5 because everyones growing conditions are different but this would be a good trial plant to grow in your cold outdoor garden. Try to plant outdoor 90 days before 1st hard freeze. 


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