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Fibrous Aloe (Aloe fibrosa) at Tagawa Gardens

Fibrous Aloe

Fibrous Aloe

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Plant Height:  7 feet

Flower Height:  10 feet

Spread:  24 inches

Sunlight:  full sun 

Hardiness Zone:  9

Description:

Branching only from the base, variety produces green rosettes that are flushed with coppery red in summer; stems can reach over 6 feet tall; orange flowers emerge from erect terminal spikes, usually from mid-winter, into spring

Ornamental Features

Fibrous Aloe features showy racemes of orange flowers rising above the foliage from late winter to early spring. It has attractive coppery-bronze-variegated bluish-green foliage. The succulent sword-like leaves are highly ornamental and remain bluish-green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Fibrous Aloe is a multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its strikingly bold and coarse texture can be very effective in a balanced landscape composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and usually looks its best without pruning, although it will tolerate pruning. It is a good choice for attracting bees and hummingbirds to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Spiny

Fibrous Aloe is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Fibrous Aloe will grow to be about 7 feet tall at maturity extending to 10 feet tall with the flowers, with a spread of 24 inches. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 4 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

This shrub should only be grown in full sunlight. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for xeriscaping or the moisture-conserving landscape. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is somewhat tolerant of urban pollution. This species is not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division.

Fibrous Aloe makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Its large size and upright habit of growth lend it for use as a solitary accent, or in a composition surrounded by smaller plants around the base and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden. Be aware that in our climate, this plant may be too tender to survive the winter if left outdoors in a container. Contact our store for more information on how to protect it over the winter months.

This plant is not reliably hardy in our region, and certain restrictions may apply; contact the store for more information.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Rock  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Texture  Attracts Wildlife 
Ornamental Features

Disclaimer: Inventory varies seasonally as well as by the hour during busy season. Please call us directly 303-690-4722 or visit us for current availability.


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