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Products > Aloe 'Yellow Torch'
Aloe 'Yellow Torch' - Yellow Torch Aloe
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Synonyms: [Aloe arborescens 'Lutea' #1]
Height: 6-8 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Yellow Torch' (Yellow Torch Aloe) - A shrubby succulent with upright gray-green leaves and torch-like clusters of yellow flowers in late fall through late winter. Full sun along the coast to light shade inland. Drought tolerant. Grows to about 6' x 8'. Presumed to be an Aloe arborescens hybrid, it has similar foliage but leaves are shorter and less recurved. This plant was given to us unnamed by a Santa Barbara gardener. Should be as hardy as other cultivars of A. arborescen which tolerate down to 22 F - we have not had any damage on this plant in temperatures as low as 26 F. Brian Kemble, Aloe expert and curator of plants at the Ruth Bancroft garden commented that he believed that this was a yellow variant of Aloe arborescens and not a hybrid. It also looks identical to a plant photographed by Duke Benadom that is identified as Aloe mutabilis in "Aloes: The Definitive Guide" by Susan Carter, John Lavranos, Len Newton and Colin Walker (Kew Publishing, 2011).  The information about Aloe 'Yellow Torch' displayed on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources we consider reliable. We will also relate those observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments we receive from others and welcome hearing from anyone who has additional information, particularly when they share cultural information that would aid others in growing it.