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Myrtillocactus Geometrizans

Myrtillocactus geometrizans is a large shrubby cactus growing to 4 – 5 metres tall, with candelabra-like branching on mature plants.

The individual stems are 6 –10 centimetres in diameter, with five (occasionally six) ribs. The flowers are creamy white, 2 – 2.5 centimetres in diameter. The fruit is an edible, dark purple berry 1 – 2 centimetres in diameter.

It is a popular species in cultivation, where young plants commonly remain unbranched for many years. The fruit is edible, and sold for consumption in Mexico.

The Bilberry Cactus is fast growing, and is often used as grafting stock because of this.

Make sure that your Myrtillocactus are not exposed to temperatures below -4°C.

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Technical notes

Common name Bilberry Cactus/Whortleberry Cactus/Blue Candle
Latin name Myrtillocactus Geometrizans
Availability Good
Frost tolerance -3°C
Planting location Full Sun
Watering Requirements Occasional
Growth Rate Fast
Preferred Soil Well Drained
Height when mature 5 Metres

Measurement: Container Diameter
Size Range Price Approximate Quantity Required
25cm 50
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