Friday, July 1, 2011

Plant of the Month: July 2011

Aloe bainesii or Aloe barberae is sometimes referred to as the "Dr. Suess tree".  The largest of the African aloes, A. bainesii can reach a height of 20-60 ft. and a width of 10-20 feet.  A great tree for a succulent garden or large containers.  Heavy forking trunk and branches with 2-3' rosettes. Late winter blooming with rose pink flowers in tubular clusters on stalks.Full sun, drought tolerant.

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