Aeonium arboreum

Aeonium arboreum

Aeonium

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Aeonium arboreum
  • Common name: Aeonium
  • Plant type: Cactus or succulent

Height: 20cm

Spread: 20cm

Flower colour:
  • Yellow
Foliage colour:
  • Green
  • Features: Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Aeoniums are fleshy, architectural plants native to Madeira, the Canary Islands and North Africa. They make excellent summer bedding plants, and look particularly good in terracotta pots.

Aeonium arboreum is a pretty, jade green succulent with an upright habit and lightly curved, smooth leaves with small leaf scars. Yellow, star-shaped flowers appear on mature plants in summer, borne in cone-shaped clusters at the end of the stems. The leaf rosettes die back after flowers are finished.

For best results grow Aeonium arboreum in well-drained soil or containers in a sunny, sheltered position. Water plants sparingly. Provide protection from frost or bring plants indoors in autumn.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Hardiness: Half hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

Care routine

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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