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Aloe 'Spiney'
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Aloeaceae (now Asphodeloideae)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Orange
Bloomtime: Winter
Parentage: (A x spinosissima x A. marlothii)
Height: 3-4 feet
Width: 2-4 feet
Exposure: Full Sun
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Aloe 'Spiney' - An upright branching succulent shrub aloe that grows to 3 to 4 feet tall by nearly as wide with 1 to 2 foot wide rosettes of stout and broad pale-green channeled (concave) slightly recurved leaves that are covered on all surfaces with pale white to reddish brown teeth, making it quite spiney looking as its cultivar name implies. In winter arise stout low branched inflorescences that rise several feet above the foliage, bearing spikes of dark red orange buds that open from the bottom up to display apricot colored flowers. This is a stunningly showy plant in flower and its spiney leaves make it still very attractive when not. Plant in full sun in a well-drained soil where it requires little to no supplemental irrigation in coastal California gardens. It should be hardy to 20-25F - though not tested by us for cold hardiness this plant's parents are hardy to such temperatures. Our plants from the Huntington Botanic Garden (HBG 73679) who received it in 1992 and micropropagated (tissue cultured) it for distribution in 2014 through their International Succulent Introduction (ISI) program as ISI 2014-15. Aloe 'Spiney' is a David Verity hybrid resulting from the crossing of Aloe spinosissima with Aloe marlothii. Aloe spinosissima is itself a hybrid of Aloe humilis (the toothy form known as variety echinata) and Aloe arborescens. The Aloe arborescens parentage is low responsible for the light-green leaf color of both Aloe spinosissima and this hybrid and Aloe marlothii and Aloe humilis give it the spiney look with the Aloe humilis likely responsible for the reduced leaf size that makes this plant look a lot like a smaller version of one of the spiney forms of Aloe marlothii. 

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