Garden Aloes

Single Head Tree Aloes

Aloes that grow to small tree size that form a single head atop the trunk and have the profile of a plam tree.

Aloe thraskii

Aloe thraskii is wonderful feature plant that is tall and robust, with enormous olive green leaves that are recurved back to the trunk, sometimes even touching the skirt of old, dried leaves around the trunk. This unbranched tree-like Aloe grows to 10 feet with deeply concave (U-shaped in cross section) pale olive-green leaves that have small reddish-brown marginal teeth. Also known as the Dune Aloe this fast-growing, South African, un-branched succulent plant, develops a very large and beautiful rosette. Read more about Aloe thraskii

Aloe africana

Aloe africana is a handsome aloe native to the Eastern Cape of South Africa which adapts to a wide range of conditions. Although branching specimens are not unheard-of, Aloe africana is normally a single-stemmed plant, with a rosette of waxy, blue-green leaves with reddish spines along the edges reaching a height of up to 13 ft. (4 m). Aloe africana's striking yellow flowers attract bees and hummingbirds from all around. Read more about Aloe africana

Aloe alooides

Aloe alooides, also known as graskop aloe, is a single-stemmed tree aloe from coastal South Africa. Making quite a specimen in any garden and reaching 6-8 feet tall and 4-6 feet wide, the green-blue, limpid looking leaves fall gracefully downward. Read more about Aloe alooides

Aloe angelica

Aloe angelica is a great looking tree aloe with single stem, long, arching, drooping smooth leaves and wonderful top of branching gold flowers in winter. It is a large, single-stemmed plant, 3–4 meters (10 - 13 feet) in height, with green, succulent leaves, bent backward, and red-budded flowers in compact bunches on much-branched racemes, turning yellow as they flower. Read more about Aloe angelica

Aloe 'Erik the Red'

Aloe 'Erik the Red' is a sensational large aloe hybrid produced by Leo Thamm of Sunbird Aloes in South Africa with blood red flowers in winter, long dark green leaves and prominent whitish-green marginal teeth. A midsized Aloe to 6 feet tall or more with its stem topped by a rosette to about 2 feet wide and amazingly long-lasting bloom spikes. Read more about Aloe 'Erik the Red'

Aloe excelsa

Aloe excelsa is a single stemmed tree-like aloe, occurring on granite outcrops, or on steep rocky slopes, which can grow to 10-20 feet (2 - 6 m) tall. Also known as the Zimbabwe Aloe it has a solitary large rosette of succulent dull green leaves with red-brown sharp teeth on leaf margins and undersides. Read more about Aloe excelsa

Aloe helenae

Aloe helenae is smallish tree aloe from Southern Madagascar which is typically non-branching, and grows to 13 feet tall with recurving green leaves. Also known as the Vahondrandra, it still quite rare in cultivation, frequently sought after by collectors and on the IUCN Red list as an endangered. Read more about Aloe helenae

Aloe khamiesensis

Native to the Northern Cape of South Africa, Aloe khamiesensis will slowly reach a height of 3 m (10 feet) and are usually single-stemmed with only one rosette. The long and relatively narrow, pale green leaves curve upwards from the base and outward at their tips giving this Aloe a graceful appearance. Read more about Aloe khamiesensis

Aloe marlothii

Aloe marlothii, native to South Africa, Swaziland, Botswana, and Mozambique, is one of the larger and more impressive Aloes. It is single-stemmed, and can grow up to a tree-like 15 feet tall. This striking species of aloe has an especially large robust head of stiff, grey-green leaves. The mountain aloe is without doubt one of southern Africa's most rewarding aloes to grow and adds an interesting slant to aloe culture. Read more about Aloe marlothii

Aloe pluridens

Aloe pluridens, also known as the French Aloe, is a very attractive, slender tree aloe which bears gracefully backwards-bending leaves in large spiraled rosettes from South Africa. This aloe is well suited to coastal gardens, is usually single-stemmed and tall with specimens in habitat occasionally reaching 15 feet or more. Read more about Aloe pluridens

Aloe sabaea

Aloe sabaea is a solitary tree aloe from Yemen, where it grows up to about 12 feet tall. This graceful looking aloe has a solitary trunk topped with a side-facing rosette of long pale green leaves that drape toward the ground. Read more about Aloe sabaea

Aloe speciosa

Aloe speciosa is a generally single-stemmed, tall succulent growing up to 10 feet (3 m) that carries its massive rosettes of leaves at a tilt off to one side. The Tilt-head Aloe is a handsome tree-like succulent having decorative blue-green leaves with deep pink to pale red, serrated leaf margins, and dense cylindrical flower heads of red buds, opening greenish white in spring-summer. Read more about Aloe speciosa

Aloe vaombe

Aloe vaombe, the 'Malagasy Tree Aloe' is one of the most beautiful large tree aloes, making a stunning centerpiece specimen for a garden. It is a large unbranched tree aloe to 12 feet tall or more with large solitary rosettes up to 5 feet across of recurved, pale green leaves that have whitish teeth. Mature plants produce spectacular orange-red flowers in the winter. Read more about Aloe vaombe

Aloe vaotsanda

Perhaps the most handsome Aloe, this solitary, non-branching Madagascan tree aloe is set apart primarily by its unique flowers on long, tapering, bendable leaves. The channeled glaucous leaves tend to grow straight out or down, and then curl inward at the ends much like an Octopus. Read more about Aloe vaotsanda

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