Cane cholla

Spiny cholla

Cylindropuntia spinosior

plant type:
shrub
lifecycle:
perennial
cover:
Moderate

Soil

Acceptable Soil Types:
Loam
Sand
Gravel
Acceptable Soil conditions:

Location

Min elevation:
1000
Max elevation:
6000
Counties: 
Cochise
Graham
Greenlee
Navajo
Pima
Pinal
Yavapai

Reproduction & Growth

Growth rate: 
Moderate
Establishment: 
Moderate

Ecological

Best Suited for these Site conditions:
DisturbanceFire
Best Suited for these Management goals:
Tortoise habitatDrought resiliencePollinator habitatWeed management

Additional Information

Commercial availability:
Available from nurseries
NOTES:
hybridizes easily; asexuxal reproduction from stems is more common than through seeds
Citations:
Bunting 1980; Slauson 2002