Aloe
Aloe barberae x dichotoma 'Hercules'

Family: Aloaceae
Genus: Aloe (AL-oh) (Info)
Species: barberae x dichotoma
Cultivar: Hercules
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Category:

Trees

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Red

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Fall/Early Winter

Mid Winter

Foliage:

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:

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Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gilbert, Arizona

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona (2 reports)

Glen Avon, California

Long Beach, California

Norwalk, California

Reseda, California

San Diego, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

4
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0
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Positive

On Jan 21, 2015, poeciliopsis from Phoenix, AZ wrote:

Central Phoenix -- My Hercules is in a ceramic pot and was planted in March 2012, over doubling its height since then. It is in deciduous tree shade and receives water from flood irrigation that inundates about the lower inch or two of the pot bi-weekly March-Oct. I give it additional water every couple months. It is lightly covered in winter and has survived as low as 24 F with only minor tip damage.

Positive

On May 3, 2011, mcvansoest from Mesa, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Planted a 3 ft specimen in my front yard in Mesa, AZ in the spring of 2010. Since then it has grown about a foot and half.
During the summer of 2010 it lost its partial shade when one of the Palo Verdes blew over during a storm, which caused some sun burn on some of the leafs, but it appeared to deal just fine after that initial adjustment period.
This winter we had three significant, but short periods of night frost, one of the periods it got into the low 20s. The plant is so big already that covering it was only partially successful, especially since it was extremely windy that night, but it survived just fine. Some of the leaf tips got some frost damage, during the low 20s night, but for the rest mid to high twenties did not seem to bother it at all.
I will have to ... read more

Positive

On Jan 21, 2008, BayAreaTropics from Hayward, CA wrote:

Positive

On Jan 21, 2008, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

positive hybrid of two branching South African tree aloes with excellent hybrid vigor- massive tree with thick trunk. Habit is a bit more like Aloe barberae with branching not necessarily dichotomous, and branches far longer than in Aloe dichotoma.. but have the thickness of Aloe dichotoma and some of the attractive peeling look. Leaves don't really look like either parent, being the dark green of Aloe barberae, but flat to slightly cupped in the centers and distinctly triangular. Consistency is half way between- firm, but not as firm as Aloe dichotoma. Cold hardiness is supposed to exceed both parents, but I will update on that 'reality' later. Easily grown from cuttings, as is its parent, Aloe barberae, but unlike the other parent, Aloe dichotoma. Flowers are very similar to Alo... read more