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Products > Plants - Browse By Plant Category > Succulent > Aeonium ciliatum
 
Aeonium ciliatum
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Sporadic
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium ciliatum - A tall shrubby succulent to 4 to 6 feet by as wide with large 1 foot wide (grows tallest with even larger rosettes in shade) terminal rosettes of gray-green leaves that have ciliate reddish margins and smaller rosettes branching below from along the main stem which is gray colored and textured with brown leaf scars. Both this branching and stem texture are distinguishing characteristic of this species. In early summer the showy dome-shaped inflorescence bearing small cream flowers rises another 2 feet above the foliage. Plant in a well-drained soil in full coastal sun to light shade - with more sun the plants remain shorter with more reddish highlights along the leaf margins. Fairly drought tolerant but best with occasional summer irrigation. Cold hardy to 25 F. This species is endemic to Tenerife, the largest and most populated of the Canary Islands, where it grows along the summit and northern slopes of the Anaga region. It differs from the closely related Aeonium urbicum in having leaves that are glabrous on stems that are branched and have scaly leaf scars while the generally taller Aeonium urbicum has leaves with hairs in solitary rosettes on smooth stems. A. urbicum also is spring blooming while A. ciliatum begins flowering in summer. Our stock plants came from the Huntington Botanic Garden in 2008 with their accession number HBG81087 and this plant was an International Succulent Introduction in 2007 as ISI 2007-11 that was originally collected in 1997, by N. Barboza at Lomo de las Bodegas in the Anaga Mountains at the northern tip of Tenerife in the Canary Islands.  This description is based on research and observations of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in our nursery garden and in other gardens that we visit. We also incorporate comments received and appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have any additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Aeonium ciliatum.
 
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