Quiver Tree - Aloe Dichotoma

Aloe Dichotoma
Common name: Quiver Tree
Scientific name: Aloe Dichotoma
Height: 15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
Growth rate: slow
Sun Tolerance: Full sun
Span: 3-4m
ABP Index: 4.5 (Aesthetics 4.5, Solidarity 4.5)

Aloe dichotoma, also known as quiver tree or kokerboom. This distinctive tree aloe has smooth branches, which are covered with a thin layer of whitish powder that helps to reflect away the hot sun's rays. The bark on the trunk forms beautiful golden brown scales, but beware, the edges of these scales are razor sharp. The crown is often densely rounded as a result of the repeatedly forked branches, hence the species name dichotoma. (dichotomous meaning forked). The blue-green leaves are borne on terminal rosettes, but in juvenile plants the leaves are ranked in vertical rows. The bright yellow flowers are borne from June to July.

Aloe Dichotoma
Aloe Dichotoma stem

Aloe Dichotoma flowers

Aloe Dichotoma leaves
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