Aloe arborescens

A large, rounded shrub which gives a spectacular display of brilliant colour in winter.
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AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 2m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

The Krantz Aloe makes an excellent focal point in a garden with its sculptural leaf form.  The succulent leaves are blue-grey with a toothed margin.  The attractive spikes of red, yellow or orange tubular flowers provide striking colour to a winter garden.

This is a wonderful shrub to use in a larger garden as it attracts birds, particularly sunbirds in winter. It also forms a protective screen so can be used to naturally secure property boundaries.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
The flowers produce abundant nectar that attracts pollinating insects and birds.
The dead, dried leaves provide a home to many insects which in turn, attract insectivorous birds such as woodhoopoes.

MAINTENANCE:
Low maintenance. It is a plant that can tolerate a fair amount of neglect.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Moderate

GARDEN THEMES:
Bushveld, country, grassland, succulent

LANDSCAPING USES:
When planted in a rockery, it provides an excellent focal point. It is also often planted as an informal security barrier along a fence.
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CULTIVATION:
Easily propagated from seed or cuttings.

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