Tree Aeonium

Aeonium arboreum

''Aeonium arboreum'', the tree aeonium, tree houseleek, or Irish rose, is a succulent, subtropical subshrub in the flowering plant family Crassulaceae.
Aeonium arboreum Native to the Canary Islands, Madiera, Morocco, West Africa and Arabia.

A small but interesting and diverse genus of plants, very drought hardy and quite cold tolerant. They range in size from miniatures several cm in diameter to giants half a metre wide and up to 2 meters tall. 

This one here that I am growing currently, has the one rosette of 14 cm diameter on a single short stem.  Aeonium aboreum,Aeonium arboreum,Australia,Crassulaceae,Flora,Geotagged,Macro,Saxifragales,Spring,Succulent,Tree Aeonium,botany,plant


''Aeonium arboreum'' grows as a less branched subshrub and reaches stature heights of up to 2 meters. The more or less upright or ascending, smooth, not net-like patterned stem axes have a diameter of 1 to 3 centimeters.

Their leaves are in flattened rosettes with diameters of 10 to 25 centimeters at the end of the stem axes together. Young leaves are pressed tightly together. The obovate to oblate lanceolate leaf blade is pointed toward its apex and wedge-shaped at the base. It is 5 to 15 inches long, 1 to 4.5 inches wide and 1.5 to 3 millimeters thick. The green, usually purple-colored, glossy leaf surface is almost bare. The leaf margin is set with curved eyelashes.

The conical to ovate inflorescence has a length of 10 to 25 centimeters and a diameter of 10 to 15 centimeters. The inflorescence stem is 5 to 20 inches long. The flowers sit on a 2 to 12 millimeters long, slightly fluffy flower stem. Its sepals are also slightly fluff-haired with a pointed top and wedge-shaped base that is smooth and shiny green, red or purple. The yellow, narrow oblong to lanceolate, pointed petals are 5 to 7 millimeters long and 1.5 to 2 millimeters wide. The stamens are bare. It bears rosettes of leaves and large pyramidal panicles of bright yellow flowers in the spring.
Tree Aeonium These are flowering at present. Aeonium arboreum,Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Spring,Tree Aeonium


The plant is endemic to the western Canary Islands of Tenerife, La Palma, El Hierro, La Gomera and Gran Canaria. The populations found on the Iberian Peninsula, the Moroccan coast and the Mediterranean are likely to be considered neophytes. In temperate regions it needs to be grown under glass.


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SpeciesA. arboreum
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