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Aloe 'Hercules' (Tree Aloe)

Hercules Aloe, Aloidendron 'Hercules'


A popular and unique looking succulent, Aloe 'Hercules' is a large, fast-growing, evergreen tree-like aloe adorned with a straight trunk crowned with thick branches topped with explosions of fleshy, broad, triangular, blue-green leaves. Beautiful, large, conical, bright orange flower spikes with green tips are borne in profusion above the foliage on mature plants. They appear intermittently from spring to fall. 'Hercules' is the result of a cross between the large Tree Aloe, Aloe barberae and the smaller Quiver Tree, Aloe dichotoma. A beautiful silhouette for the Mediterranean landscape and xeriscape garden.

  • Adds interest to the garden and grows up to 25-40 ft. tall (7-12 m) and 15-20 ft. wide (4-6 m).
  • Easily grown in dry, well-drained soils in full sun. Occasional to infrequent summer irrigation needed.
  • Provides a striking focal point in beds and borders, xeriscape gardens, Mediterranean gardens. Can be grown in a container, however, in a few years, this vigorous plant must be transplanted into the ground.
  • Easy to propagate by cuttings

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Trees
Plant Family Aloes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 25' – 40' (7.5m – 12m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents, Trees
Plant Family Aloes
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 25' – 40' (7.5m – 12m)
Spread 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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