Asphodelaceae (asphodel family) Aloe

Aloe arborescens torch aloe

South Africa

Long, spiky flower clusters of bright vermilion (sometimes yellow) adorn this rounded succulent shrub from December through June. It can mound up to 10 feet tall. See examples in the Arizona Garden and New Guinea Garden.

Related material: Stanford Grounds Plant Information Sheet, List No. 3, Page 1.

About this Entry: The main text of this entry is from the book Trees of Stanford and Environs, by Ronald Bracewell, published 2005. Light edits, family updated from Liliaceae to Asphodelaceae (Dec 2017, SP). Common name changed from tree aloe to torch aloe (Jul 2019, SP). Edits (Feb 2024, SP).