Botanical Name: Opuntia microdasys
 Common Name: Yellow Bunny Ears, Goldplush Cactus
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Shrub, Succulent, Cactus

 

Height Range

1-3'

 

Flower Color

Yellow

 

Flower Season

Spring

 

Leaf Color

Green

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

n/a

 

Fruit Season

n/a

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Slow

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Well-drained

 

Soil pH

Neutral

 

Adverse Factors

Design Styles

Spanish

 

Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape

 

Seasonal Interest

Spring

 

Location Uses

Foundation, Walls / Fences, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

Container

 

Attracts Wildlife

Information by:

Photographer: Olin Miller

  • Description

  • Notes

This cactus will quickly grow 3' x 5'. It has flat, stiff, green pads with tufts of short, golden spikes. Inconspicuous yellow flowers bloom in the spring. New pads appear in pairs, like rabbit ears. Do not plant in high traffic areas or where children or pets play.