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Night Blooming Cereus


A tall, tree-like columnar cactus with 5-9 ribbed bluish-green stems and scattered reddish-brown spines along ribs. Large, funnel-shaped, white flowers bloom at night in late spring followed by big, red, egg-shaped fruits. With its impressive outline, Cereus is effective in the ground or in large containers. Protect from hard frosts.

Cereus peruvianus (C. uruguayanus)

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit color : Red

Fruit shape : Egg-shaped

Leaf Characteristics

Bark habit : Columnar

Bark texture : Rounded, furrowed

Bark color : Bluish-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Night-blooming

Flower width : 5"

Flower shape : Funnel-shaped

Flower color : White

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : up to 15 ft.

Average size maturity height : up to 10 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : above 40 F( Z11)

Sunset zone : 13, 16, 17, 21-24

Water requirements : Regular

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Attractive bark :Yes

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