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Aloidendron barberae (Tree Aloe)

Tree Aloe, Aloe bainesii, Aloe barberae


A spectacular silhouette in the landscape, Aloidendron barberae (Tree Aloe) is a large, fast-growing, evergreen tree-like aloe adorned with a gray, smooth trunk and a rounded, neat crown of fleshy, deep green, recurved leaves. Arranged in a dense rosette, the leaves are long, narrow, deeply channelled, curved and adorned with toothed margins. Beautiful, large, cylindrical, salmon pink flower spikes with green tips are borne in profusion above the foliage on mature plants. Aloidendron barberae is Africa's largest aloe. A striking sculptural Tree Aloe for the Mediterranean landscape and xeriscape garden. Give it room to grow.

  • Adds interest to the garden and grows up to 20-30 ft. tall (6-9 m) and 10-20 ft. wide (3-6 m). Will increase its height by 4-12 in. per year (10-30 cm) under favorable conditions.
  • Easily grown in dry, well-drained soils in full sun. It can tolerate moderate shade. Weekly watering in the summer, once a month, or not at all in the colder months of winter. Can withstand long periods of drought, but this plant will thrive and flower more profusely if properly watered.
  • 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.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. The leaves may be attacked by aphids and scale insects, which are controlled with an oil-based spray.
  • Easy to propagate by cuttings
  • Native to South Africa

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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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
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, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 10' – 20' (3m – 6m)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Mediterranean Garden

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