Garden Aloes

Tree Aloes

Aloes that grow to small tree size with branching trunks that form multiple heads and have the general, branched profile of a tree.

Aloe dichotoma

The beautiful & distinctive Aloidendron dichotomum (Aloe dichotoma) is one of the largest Aloes and is a well known, common garden feature in South Africa. Aloidendron dichotomum is an extremely tough tree that may reach an age of over 80 years and a height of approximately 7 metres. The tree is found in very dry habitats in Namibia and South Africa and provides food and shelter for many insects, mammals and birds. Elegantly tapered branches are topped by succulent rosettes of aloe leaves, with butter yellow flowers produced in winter. Read more about Aloe dichotoma

Aloe 'Goliath'

The moderately popular hybrid Aloe 'Goliath' is a tree-like aloe hybrid that grows 12+ feet tall with long broad medium green leaves that arch over and taper to a long narrow tip. Read more about Aloe 'Goliath'

Aloe 'Hercules'

Originating from the coastal central Africa region and South Africa, Aloe Hercules is a hybrid tree aloe that is a cross between Aloe barberae (A. bainesii) and Aloe dichotoma. With this massive tree-like succulent's impressive looks it can become the focal point of your cactus garden or desert landscape as well as offer superior drought tolerance. The heavy, forking trunk and branches, as well as the stunning rose-colored tint of the leaves stately, bring a sculptural pattern and visual interest to any landscape. Read more about Aloe 'Hercules'

Aloe mawii

Aloe mawii is native to Malawi, Mozambique, and southern Tanzania and one of the shorter, almost shrubby tree-like aloes. This species grows to 6 feet tall, sparsely branched with a dense rosettes of 2 foot long red tinged grey-green leaves with reddish margins and orange-brown teeth. Read more about Aloe mawii

Aloe pillansii

Indigenous to southern Africa, Aloidendron pillansii (formerly Aloe pillansii) is a succulent tree that is impressively sculptured by time and the elements of the desert. This is one of the tallest and most prized of all the tree aloes; only Aloidendron barberae gets taller and more massive. As well as being beautiful, Aloe pillansii is also one of the most endangered plants in all of Africa. This succulent tree is noted to grow to 30 to 40 feet in habitat but likely grow to a much smaller size in cultivation. Read more about Aloe pillansii

Aloe barberae

Aloidendron barberae is Africa's largest aloe-like plant that grows into a tree ranging from 30 to 50 feet tall or more with upright-growing thick mottled gray stems. This South African native is a striking sculptural tree aloe with grey, smooth, bark bearing a rounded, neat crown and salmon pink flowers in winter. Read more about Aloe barberae

Aloe tongaensis

Aloidendron tongaense (Aloe tongaensis) is a freely branching, heavy stemmed tree Aloe bears masses of puffy orange/apricot flowers in late winter. This medium-to-large sized tree aloe, with a rounded crown, growing to 9-12+ feet tall, looks very similar to both Aloe barberae and Aloe eminens. Aloe tongaensis has 18 inch long pale green rubbery leaves that often take on a orange hue during the cooler months of the year. Read more about Aloe tongaensis

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