Ferocactus wislizenii – Fishhook Barrel Cactus
names: Arizona Barrel; Candy Barrel; Bisnaga
Type: accent plant; evergreen
Salvage method: bare root
5 ft H x 2 ft W
Water Usage: rainfall
Hardiness: 10 degrees F
Exposure: full sun
color: yellow to orange-yellow
Flower season: summer
Wildlife value: ripe fruit relished by desert animals;
seeds; nectar; shelter for packrats.
Did You Know? - Ferocactus comes from the Latin Aferox@ or fierce
American deserts is the barrel cactus. The Barrel cactus can be easily distinguished from other cacti
of it cylinder-shaped body. The cactus usually reaches from around five to eleven feet tall, and at that height it is one
of the largest cacti in the North American deserts. This cactus is really a man-sized (or bigger) cylinder with numerous parallel
ridges that run down the sides. These ridges are topped with dangerously sharp 3-4 inch spines. The barrel cactus is also
a flowering plant. It has rings of yellow-green or red blossoms at its top.
$11.00 each, shipping is included:
I'll send you one of these large leaves that will take root and multiply rapidly.
Checks and money orders send to:
380 Cannon Farm Rd.
Oxford, GA 30054