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Desert Plants

Learn about several plant varieties and the planting information for each zone.

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santa rita prickly pear produces edible fruit
Photo 9 of 11Large, clump-forming segmented evergreen cactus that produces orange-yellow flowers and edible fruit

Santa Rita Prickly Pear (9 of 11)

Plant in full sun
Plant in well-drained soil
Height: 3-4 feet; Width: 4-6 feet
Hardy in USDA zones 7-11:
Zone 7: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune to maintain shape and vigor.
Zone 8: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune to maintain shape and vigor.
Zone 9: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune to maintain shape and vigor.
Zone 10: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune to maintain shape and vigor.
Zone 11: Plant in spring; plant in full sun; prune to maintain shape and vigor.

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