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Hylocereus undatus 'Vietnamese Giant'

Vietnamense Giant Dragon Fruit

Cactus

Comments

An exotic cactus with creeping, sprawling or climbing stems that are spiny, and will branch profusely; scented, nocturnal white flowers appear in late spring, followed by large, delicious, sweet red fruit with white interior; excellent in containers

Description

An exotic cactus with creeping, sprawling or climbing stems that are spiny, and will branch profusely; scented, nocturnal white flowers appear in late spring, followed by large, delicious, sweet red fruit with white interior; excellent in containers

Landscape Attributes

Vietnamense Giant Dragon Fruit is a large succulent evergreen plant with an upright spreading habit of growth. It commonly grows as a shrub-like plant with multiple 'branches' and stems. As a type of cactus, it has no true foliage; the body of the plant is wholly comprised of a linked series of spiny green stem segments which are connected together to form the branches of the plant.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and can be pruned at anytime. Stray segments or shoots can be carefully removed or thinned to control the overall form and spread of the plant. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Vietnamense Giant Dragon Fruit is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use;Orchard/Edible Landscaping;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Vietnamense Giant Dragon Fruit will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

average to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

10a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

10 feet

10 feet

Deer Resistant:

true

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