Tangerine Tree™

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Description

Trade name: Tangerine Tree™
Botanical name: Aloe Hybrid 'LEO 4306"
Description: Tree aloe which bears multiple magnificent clean and bright tangerine orange coloured flowers (up to 6 well-branched inflorescences) in winter. It is a hybrid of Aloe thraskii which grows naturally on the east coast of South Africa in sand dunes near the beach leaves. It is is one of the top orange flowering cultivars and would be a great feature plant in any Australian garden.

Plant Info

Plant Size

Extra Large

Habit

Single stemming tree aloe with thick trunk

Suitability for potting

No

Height (approx. excluding flowers)

2m

Width (approx.)

1.75m

Planting Density

1 per 2 square meters

Foliage Colour

Beautiful, deep grooved & long green leaves

Flower Colour

Tangerine orange

Flowering Period

Autumn, Winter

Water Requirement

Low but plant will benefit from water in very dry climate, particularly in summer.

Attracts Wildlife

Birds (insect eaters and nectar feeding), bees, butterflies

Disease Resistance

Resistant to pests and disease but need to watch for aphids during hot periods with no rain

Soil Type

Most soil types as long as free draining but rich soil preferred. If clay soils must raise plant so water drains away

Ability to cope with high rainfall

High

Light Requirement

Full sun

Frost Tolerance

Medium

Maintenance

- Water during Summer
- Provide fertiliser/compost in Spring
- Remove old spent flowers (not necessary)
- Remove old leaves (not necessary)

Purchase Info

Legal notes:

™ The trademark Tangerine Tree™ is owned by Aloe-Aloe Horticulture Pty. ‘Tangerine Tree™’ is a trade name and not a cultivar name. The botanical and cultivar names of this plant are Aloe hybrid 'LEO 4308'