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Aeonium arboreum

Tree Aeonium

Tree Aeonium
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Scientific Name Aeonium arboreum
Principal Common Name Tree Aeonium
Common Name(s) Tree Aeonium
Description Aeonium is a succulent perennial with 6-8" wide rosettes of light green fleshy foliage. Good in masses.
General Comments Most of the plants sold in nurseries as "Aeonium arboreum" are probably hybrids, different from the few Moroccan populations left, for which Aeonium korneliuslemsii is probably the valid name. The commonly found "Aeonium arboreum" are fairly heat resistant and will take a good amount of sun even in Phoenix's extreme heat. Light shade necessary in the low deserts There are other forms with purple foliage.
Nativity Atlantic coast of Morocco
Height Range 0 - 3 FT
Spread Range 0 - 3 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 15 : 16 : 17 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Light Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Thick
Form Succulent
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Part Sun : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Color : Drought tolerant : Form : Texture

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