Giant Saguaro Cactus


Cereus gigantus






Form: Cactus Tree
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 60 feet high, 25 inches in diameter (approx.100 years) slow growing

Flowers: White about 4 inches wide, appearing on the upper part of the stem and branches of mature plants (spring)
Fruit: Edible red fruit
Stems/Trunks: 12-24 blunt ribs with brown areoles about 3/4 inches apart,

Range/Origin: Arizona, SW California and NW Mexico
Hardiness:  25 degrees F.

Comments: Low litter, Long thorns, very often damaged by wildlife



  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained soils
  • Propagation: Seed
  • Maintenance: Minimal


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