It's easy to see where the Fishhook Barrel Cactus gets its name. The long, red, curved thorns produced by the Fishhook Barrel Cactus give this specimen a very unique look that carries throughout the growth of the tree. During late spring, the Fishhook Barrel Cactus will bloom with orange-red blooms in the spring, followed by round, pear-shaped fruit that turns yellow when ripe.
Native to Arizona and Mexico, Fishhook Barrel Cactus are perfectly at home in Phoenix and will thrive in the full sun. A moderately fast growing cactus, the Fishhook Barrel Cactus can reach up to 5 feet tall, but is most known for keeping its rounded, symmetrical shape throughout growth.