Pilosocereus azureus

Common Name: Wooly Blue Spires

Pilosocereus azureus, commonly known as Wooly Blue Spires. Stately spires of dramatic blue reach skyward, graced with margins armed of golden spines and a soft, downy fur. The spectacular sky-blue color of this plant’s skin is surprising to say the least in a world of green expectations. For this reason, it is a great color contrast as well as vertical accent in the landscape or large container. Growth rate is quite fast for a medium bodied cactus plant, up to 1 1/2 feet per year. Can grow up to 12 feet tall and branching both from the base and mid-body. Full sun; ample watering and fertilizer during warm growing season; excellent in hot inland deserts as well. Hardy to mid 20s.

  • Type: Cactus
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 12 Feet
  • Hardy To: 25° F