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Tree Aloe
Scientific Name: Aloe barberae Dyer
Synonym: Aloe bainesii var. barberae, Aloe bainesii
Family: Asphodelaceae
Tree Aloe (Aloe  barberae) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 8,9,12-24
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid any frost. Needs some frost protection in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland

Growth Habits: Tree to 60 feet high (18 m), trunks, up to 10 feet in diameter (3 m)

Watering Needs: Summer grower: moderate water in summer, little water in winter

Propagation: Truncheon, seeds

The Aloe barberae is a slow growing tree, with 4-5 feet rosettes at the end of heavy branches. It can become a remarkable addition to a garden.
This aloe was known as 'bainesii' for a long time but the name 'barberae' was published a little earlier for the same plant, and it is now generally considered the valid name.

Aloe bainesii at the Huntington (HBG 3744)

Aloe bainesii at the Monaco Jardin Exotique

Blooming Habits:
1.5 inches (4 cm) scarlet flowers with green spots in winter.

Fruiting Habits:

Guide to the Aloes of South Africa
Dry Climate Gardening With Succulents : The Huntington Botanical Gardens

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