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Aeonium aboreum var. atropurpureum

Purple Crest Aeonium

Black Tree Aeonium
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Aeonium aboreum var. atropurpureum
Principal Common Name Purple Crest Aeonium
Common Name(s) Black Tree Aeonium
Synonym Aeonium manriqueorum
Description A striking dark purple succulent which forms branched stems 3 feet tall. Rosettes are formed at the ends of the stems. Yellow flowers form long clusters in the summer.
General Comments Winter Hardiness: 25-30° F
Nativity Canary Islands
Height Range 2 - 3 FT
Spread Range 1 - 2 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 15 : 16 : 17 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9a : 9b : 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Purple
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Shiny : Thick
Form Succulent
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Summer
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade : Full sun on coast - shade inland desert
Soil Preferences Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Sparse
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Seaside tolerant

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