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Aloe Nick Deinhart Hybrid - Hybrid Tilt-head Tree Aloe

This listing for information only - We no longer grow this plant  

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green & White
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Parentage: (Aloe speciosa x A. barberae)
Height: 8-10 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe Nick Deinhart Hybrid (Hybrid Tilt-head Tree Aloe) - These plants are from a hybrid cross made during the winter of 2011 by Nick Deinhart, who climbed high in a tree aloe (Aloe barberae) growing in a garden in Cayucos to get the pollen that he used to pollinate the Tilt-head Aloe (Aloe speciosa) in his own Bonsall backyard and then shared the resulting seed with us in 2012. The seedlings are quite uniform but it will be some time before we will be able to evaluate and make selections but because we put way too many up, we will be releasing some of these first generation hybrids. The idea behind this cross was to get a plant with the stature of a tree aloe but with the more glaucus foliage and beautiful flowers of Aloe speciosa. Also since the latter is more cold hardy, the hope was also to get a tree aloe more tolerant to cold. See out listing for the seed parent Aloe speciosa and the pollen parent Aloe barberae for more information about them. In an interesting twist of nomenclature, a recent article in the Journal >i>Phytotaxa 76 (1): 714 (2013), titled "A revised generic classification for Aloe (Xanthorrhoeaceae subfam. Asphodeloideae)" proposes that Aloe barberae be taken out of the genus aloe and given the name Aloidendron barberae (Dyer) Klopper & Gideon F.Sm., comb. Nov. Which would make this hybrid an intergeneric cross.  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 Aloe Nick Deinhart Hybrid.
 
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