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Aloe Nick Deinhart Hybrid - Hybrid Tilt-head Tree Aloe

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

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.  The information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library and from online sources as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens that we have observed it in. We also will incorporate comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that might aid others in growing Aloe Nick Deinhart Hybrid.