The Saguaro Cactus Desert Landscape. Tall majestic cactus perfect for those who want low water Xeriscape yard. It loves full hot sun, it will not do well with more than 6-7 hrs. shade.
Here is a list of Xeriscaping Plants.
The scientific name is “Carnegiea Gigantea”. There are many types the ones in the photo above are the most common.
It is native to the Sonoran desert and will have a hard time growing in regions where the temperature falls below 25 degrees Fahrenheit. It will not typically grow above 4,000 ft. The Saguaro will produce a small red or white waxy flower at about 30-40 years after planting.
How tall does the Saguaro get?
It will grow up to 50 ft. tall with numerous arms on its sides. It is a slow-growing cactus so it is best to purchase the tallest one at your local nursery store.
Problems with the Saguaro
One of the biggest problems are woodpeckers that make holes towards the top of their spiny thorns. It is a perfect place to make its nest. Saguaro cactus necrosis is a bacterial fungus that infects this plant. The disease will produce dark lesion spots. It rarely kills the plant and produces a cork-looking area and best not to disturb the infected area doing so it will start to spread.
Information on the Saguaro Cactus
|Common Name||Scientific Name||USDA Zone||Water Usage||Flower||Height Width|
|Saguaro Cactus||Carnegiea Gigantea||USDA Zones 8a to 11b:||Low||Produces a white flower||50 ft. tall numerous arms.|
View this Saguaro in your yard
Read about this plant over at Wikipedia.com