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Aloe barberae

Tree Aloe

Mikaalwyn, Boomaalwyn
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Scientific Name Aloe barberae
Principal Common Name Tree Aloe
Common Name(s) Mikaalwyn, Boomaalwyn
Synonym Aloe bainesii, Aloe barbarae
Description Aloe barberae is a solitary much branched aloe that can grow up to 60' tall. Adult aloes have a stout trunk, up to 2' in diameter, with branches that are dichotomous. The bark of the tree-trunks is geyish-brown and rough to the touch. The branches bear rosettes of deeply channeled, recurved dark green leaves which are sheathed at the base. The leaf margins are cartilaginous with small whitish teeth.
General Comments Named after Mary Elizabeth Barber, noted South African plant collector. A. barberae is variously spelled A. barbarae but "e" is used in native literature.
Origin found by Thomas Baines in 1873 in KwaZulu-Natal.
Nativity South Africa
Height Range 20 - 60 FT
Spread Range 10 - 40 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Dark Green : White teeth on margin
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Recurved : Stiff : Sword-like : Thick
Form Succulent : Tree
Flower Color Orange : Orange Blend : Orange Salmon : Pink Blend : Red-Orange
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences Any : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Medium
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Size : Speciman : Texture

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