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Aeonium arboreum ‘Schwarzkopf’

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread1m
  • Growth HabitUpright rosette
  • Flower ColourGold
  • Leaf ColourPurple black
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Aeonium arboreum ‘Schwarzkopf’. Also known as 'Zwartkop'. Bushy perennial succulent with stems each crowned by a rosette, to 15cm across. Produces rich, glossy purplish-black, narrow leaves. Bears golden pyramids of flowers in spring on 2-3 year old stems, which then die. Although similar, this plant has shorter stems and smaller rosettes than Aeonium arboreum 'Atropurpureum'.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent

Origin

Mediterranean

Interest and use

Container, border, indoors, greenhouse.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Sandy, Loamy
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Needs partial sun and well drained soil. Place in a sheltered position.

Propagation

Propagation is by seed in summer or, for the branching species, by stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Greenfly, especially while flowering and mealy bugs in autumn and winter.

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