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Products > Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'
 
Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum' - Purple Aeonium
  

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum' (Purple Aeonium) - 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. It grows in full sun near the coast and partial shade inland. Water occasionally to infrequently. Hardy to 27 degrees F. This plant is great along the ocean and tolerates drought and is reportedly resistant to deer predation. Aeonium arborescens is native to Gran Carnaria Island in the Canary Islands. This plant received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit in 1999. We also grow the cultivar 'Zwartkop' which is a very dark selection of Aeonium arboreum. While we like 'Zwartkop' with its the tall arching stems and large heads of deep purple-black foliage, our form of Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum' is also nice with shorter stems and smaller heads of very dark reddish-purple foliage and is more vigorous and produces a fuller plant than 'Zwartkop'.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have 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 arb. 'Atropurpureum'.
 
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