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Products > Aloe 'Red Bird'
 
Aloe 'Red Bird'
 
Working on getting this plant out in the field but it is not yet available listing for information only! 

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Red
Bloomtime: Fall/Winter
Synonyms: [Aloe 'Red Birds and Bees']
Parentage: Aloe arborescens x 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 'Red Bird' A large shrubby succulent likely to get to 6 feet tall or more by as wide with thick gray-green recurved leaves. In mid-winter appear the stout few branching inflorescence with tight terminal spikes of narrow dark orange-red buds that open a salmon-red color from the bottom of the spike up. Plant in full sun to light shade. Based on its 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 can go at least a few degrees colder. This is a selection made at our nursery in 2014 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 open pollinated hybrid was Aloe arborescens and its pollen parent is speculated to be Aloe thraskii. We also selected a second seedling that has thicker and shorter inflorescences of flowers that have dark orange buds and open to reveal yellow orange flowers that we call < href="plantdisplay.asp?plant_id=3284" target="blank">'Birds and Bees'.  The information on this page is based on the research that we have conducted about this plant in the San Marcos Growers library, from what we have found on reliable online sources, as well as from observations made of our crops of this plant growing in the nursery and of plants growing in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we may have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Aloe 'Red Bird'.
 
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