Origin: USA (Arizona, common in eastern Pima county)
Growth Habits: Erect shrub, 8 feet tall (2.4 m) or more
Watering Needs: Little water
Blooming Habits: The variably colored flowers (generally yellow) are followed by fleshy fruits, near spineless, that stay on the bush for up to a year. The related buckhorn cholla has spiny dry fruits that fall rapidly.