Marginatocereus marginatus is native to Central Mexico. Its stems are exceptionally straight and are often used to make live fences (a wall of these is hard to get through or see through). It is also useful to built effective windbreak barriers.
Marginatocereus marginatus is an upright and clumping, stiff and imposing, columnar cactus with unbranched stems from the base. In the wild it grows up to 15 m in height, cultivated, it is columnar, up to 4 m tall or more. The stems of the plant are erected, basally branching to 5-10(-20) cm thick, dark green. The epidermis surface is slightly rough to the feel, like sandpaper. The cactus has 5 to 7 (or more) ribs, 2 cm high. It blooms in spring. Flowers are [ink to greenish, up to 2 in each areole, 3 to 4 cm inches long.