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Products > Aeonium decorum 'Berry Nice'
Aeonium decorum 'Berry Nice' - Red Striped Pinwheel
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Canary Islands (Atlantic Ocean)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink
Bloomtime: Summer
Height: 1 foot
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Aeonium decorum 'Berry Nice' (Red Striped Pinwheel) - An evergreen, multi-branching succulent that forms a 1-foot-tall mound of 3-4 inch wide rosettes clustered on thick branches. The leaves are pale green with maroon coloration on a central band and along the leaf margins. When planted in bright light the older leaves also blush a nice orange tone. In late spring the inflorescence rises above the foliage and lies over diagonally, bearing soft pink flowers.

Prefers a sunny area in well-drained soil. Water occasionally to very little in coastal gardens. Is cold hardy to around 30 F or a bit lower for short durations. Aeoniums give an "other-world" effect, especially when planted in groups and this one adds some pizazz with its interesting colored foliage.

Aeonium decorum is widespread on the island of Gomera in the Canary islands where it can be found from sea level to over 2,500 feet. The name Aeonium comes for Greek word 'aionion' or 'aionios' meaning immortal or everlasting for its succulent nature and presumed longevity and the specific epithet is from the Latin word 'decorus' meaning "graceful" or "noble".

We got this selection as an unnamed selection of Aeonium decorum from the Huntington Botanical Gardens and when asked about it, succulent collection curator John Trager told us that the plant came to them from the 2007 Orchid Festival where he found it being used in a floral display created by florists Bob and Stella Berry. The Berry's have long had a connection to the Huntington and John felt a fitting tribute to both them and the plant would be to name it 'Berry Nice' - we agree! This form is lower growing with larger rosettes of leaves that are a lighter green color with red highlights compared to the entirely green form we grow of Aeonium decorum . We have grown this nice plant since 2014. 

This information about Aeonium decorum 'Berry Nice' displayed on this web page is based on research we have conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations we have made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens visited, as well how our crops have performed in containers in the nursery field. Where appropriate, we will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share cultural information that would aid others in growing this plant.