Echinocactus grusonii (large)
Echinocactus grusonii, Golden Barrel. LOOKING FOR IMPACT? This is the one that gives a huge dose of impact. The striking round shape and the dramatic golden color are unique. Inch for inch this is the most dramatic landscape plant you can buy. It is an eye catcher without equal. This is a bread-and-butter plant for Arizona Cactus Sales that we sell in every size from l gallon up to 20″ diameters. Prices range from $8 to $400. Some of the better bargains are in the mid-sizes from 8″ diameters to 13″ diameters. Smaller plants may be a little weak to use in a landscape and larger ones are decidedly pricey. Unlike many plants, golden barrels get more and more beautiful as they grow. As old specimens they can be truly majestic. They normally offset with advanced age and a few multiples occur even at small sizes–at considerable extra cost of course. Barrels are quite heavy so shipping costs run far above many other species. Given their sensational appearance, even this extra cost is quite a bargain.
Large Size: 7-8″ diameter