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Products > Aloe 'Birds and Bees'
 
Aloe 'Birds and Bees'
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow & Orange
Bloomtime: Winter
Synonyms: [Aloe Birds and Bees #1]
Parentage: (Aloe arborecens x A. thraskii?)
Height: 4-6 feet
Width: 4-6 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Aloe 'Birds and Bees' A large shrubby succulent that is likely to get to 6 feet tall or more by as wide with thick gray-green recurved leaves. In mid-winter appears the stout few-branching inflorescence with tight terminal spikes of dark orange buds that open yellow from the bottom of the spike up. Plant in full sun to light shade. Based on its suspected parentage, this plant should prove to be both drought tolerant and hardy to moderate cold we have only tested it to 27 F, but likely it can go at least a few degrees colder. This is a selection made at our nursery in 2013 from seedlings grown from seed provided to us in March 2007 by Brian Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Botanic Garden. The seed parent of this hybrid was Aloe arborescens and its pollen parent is speculated to be Aloe thraskii. We also selected a second seedling that has darker reddish buds and flowers that we call Aloe 'Red Bird'  The information provided on this page is based on research we have conducted about this plant in our nursery's library, from what we have found about it on reliable online sources, as well as from observations in our nursery of crops of this plant as well as of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens. We will also incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if it includes cultural information that would aid others in growing  Aloe 'Birds and Bees'.
 
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