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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 10 feet
Leaves: Evergreen
Fruit: Dehiscent
Fruiting Time: Spring
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Red
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Inflorescence Height: About 3 feet
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Provides winter interest
Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Can handle transplanting
Other info: Sow seeds in sandy soil. Seeds germinate in a few weeks at temperatures between 68 and 75 degrees F. Seedlings need moist but well-drained soil.
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on May 8, 2017 4:16 PM

Single-stemmed tree aloe from Madagascar to 8-10 feet tall (var. poissonii to 16 feet). Channeled green leaves and multibranched inflorescences with red flowers in winter. Vigorous grower, attractive garden plant. Compare to A. vaotsanda (more recurved leaves and oblique branches on inflorescences).

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