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Aloe 'Red Bird'
   

 
Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (Aloes)
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 that we made from seeds provided to us by Brian Kemble of the Ruth Bancroft Botanic Garden. It is a hybrid of Aloe arborescens and its pollen parent is speculated to be Aloe thraskii. We also selected a second seedling that has thicker short flowers that with dark orange buds that 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 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 visited. We have also incorporated comments received from others and always appreciate getting feedback of any kind from those who have some additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing  Aloe 'Red Birds and Bees'.
 
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