This South American cactus develops into a shrub form with large spines and areoles that also bear cylindrical leaves that remain attached. Flowers are infrequently seen in cultivation. Photos by Laurel Woodley
This plant forms dense sprawling shrubs up to six feet tall. Spines typical of the Cactus Family are found among the leaves which remain attached to the stem. Photos by Laurel Woodley
A mound forming Prickly Pear that produces salmon-pink flowers followed by large red fruit. This plant is drought hardy and fast growing. Photos by Laurel Woodley
A massive Prickly Pear forming pronounced trunk. Drought hardy and very long lasting withstanding heavy pruning. Photos by Laurel Woodley
This is a small round cactus with the spines flat against the body surface resulting in a spider-like appearance. This little cactus is a hardy summer grower that will tolerate full sun or partial shade. It is ideal for planting amoung rocks. Photo by Laurel Woodley.
A small tree with a think trunk that may reach 30 feet and bearing small pinnate leaves that are drought deciduous during dry spells. The surface of the trunk and stems produces exfoliating, thin, papery white to yellow bark revealing a yellow layer below. The base of the trunk may enlarge into a caudex for water storage. Photos by Laurel Woodley
A small shrub succulent that does best in full sun but tolerates some shade. The growth form is that of a dwarf bonsai tree which produces white to pink tiny flowers. This drought tolerant plant does best in well drained soils. Photos by Laurel Woodley
This aloe is a drought hardy succulent with spotted leaves which freely produces offsets around the parent plant. The mature plants may reach two feet and produce a short stalk with yellow capitate clusters of pendant flowers. This aloe will tolerate full sun and survives temperatures down to 25 degrees. Photos by Laurel Woodley