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Black Aeonium


Erect stems with dense rosettes of black-purple foliage held on top. Full sun only in coastal or cooler climates. Provide partial shade in hot climates. Semi-deciduous, 'Zwartkop' may drop its leaves during high summer heat and humidity.

Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkop' ('Schwarzkopf')

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Glossy, succulent

Leaf width : 6-8"

Leaf shape : Rosette

Leaf color : Purple-black

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Cone-shaped flower clusters.

Flower shape : Star-shaped

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Semi-deciduous

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 3 ft.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F ( Z9b)

Sunset zone : 15-17, 20-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Frost tender : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

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