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Aloe brevifolia, Dune Aloe, Short Leaf Aloe

 

Aloe brevifolia forms tight, spreading clumps of compact rosettes with erect to spreading triangular to lance-shaped, thick, blunt bluish-green leaves, often tinged pink, edged with white spines. Spikes of orange-red flowers on 20 in. stalks appear in late spring. Drought tolerant. A great small scale groundcover.

Aloe brevifolia

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Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Think, spiny, glaucous

Leaf length : 3-6"

Leaf shape : Blunt triangular or lance-shaped; toothed margins

Leaf color : Bluish-green

Flower Characteristics

Flower notes : Flowers appear in spikes on 20" tall stalks.

Flower shape : Cylindrical

Flower color : Orange

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 12 in.

Average size maturity height : 6 in.

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : 25 to 30 F( Z9b)

Sunset zone : 8, 9, 12-24

Water requirements : Moderate

Light exposure : Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes