Aloe 'Eric the Red'

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Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#1  Postby zpunout » Tue May 27, 2014 4:37 am

Hybrid by Leo Thamm. Growing in a Brisbane city park.
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Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#2  Postby zpunout » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:48 am

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Aloe Eric the Red - Growing in front of a hardware store in Brisbane.
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Aloe Eric the Red (foreground) - Growing in front of a hardware store in Brisbane.
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Aloe Eric the Red - Growing in a private garden in Brisbane.
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Aloe Eric the Red - Growing in a private garden in Brisbane.
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Aloe Eric the Red - later in bloom
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Aloe Eric the Red - Roma Street Parklands, Brisbane
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#3  Postby mickthecactus » Tue Aug 19, 2014 5:30 am

Great colour.
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#4  Postby zpunout » Mon Jul 13, 2015 12:14 am

July 2015
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aloe 'Eric the Red' sunny day
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aloe 'Eric the Red' with some early aloe 'Big Red' buds which have less dense racemes
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aloe 'Eric the Red' flower detail
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aloe 'Eric the Red' racemes
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aloe 'Eric the Red' plant and flower
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#5  Postby zpunout » Fri Jul 24, 2015 12:16 am

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aloe 'Eric the Red' at sunset (with aloe 'Big Red' flowers)
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aloe 'Eric the Red' flowers opening
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aloe 'Eric the Red' at Roma Street Parkland
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aloe 'Eric the Red' tree and flowers at Roma Street Parkland
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aloe 'Eric the Red' aphid infestation
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#6  Postby JonConga » Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:21 pm

First bloom of 'Erik the Red' purchased from Boyce Thompson Arboretum plant sale three years ago.
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#7  Postby Geoff » Tue Feb 14, 2017 10:43 pm

well that last photo is certainly NOT Eric the Red, but Aloe vaombe (nice example of one, too). Great tree aloe from Madagascar and an awesome flowerer... and will produce thousands of aloes seeds that are super easy to germinate and grow more aloes from. I was not aware Eric the Red was a tree aloe... you sure those other photos are of that plant? Still, I cannot think of what else they are, though.
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#8  Postby Viegener » Tue Feb 14, 2017 11:34 pm

Agreed, last pic is not 'Eric the Red'. You're asking though about zpunout's pics, right? I've seen some chunky 'Erik the Red's though most getting wide like A. arborescens, not going up on a single stem. Could be a pruning thing...
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#9  Postby zpunout » Sun Jun 04, 2017 5:44 am

Geoff wrote:well that last photo is certainly NOT Eric the Red, but Aloe vaombe (nice example of one, too). Great tree aloe from Madagascar and an awesome flowerer... and will produce thousands of aloes seeds that are super easy to germinate and grow more aloes from. I was not aware Eric the Red was a tree aloe... you sure those other photos are of that plant? Still, I cannot think of what else they are, though.

I wasn't aware of Eric the Red being a branching tree aloe neither until I found those in Roma Street Parklands in Brisbane, Australia. They were imported from South Africa by Mike Dent who has a fabulous garden. I have a couple of these at home which are fighting for space as they are branching now. They are beginning to bloom right now in June (winter) here. Here is a picture from last July.
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'Eric the Red' (dark cherry colour) next to 'Big Red'
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Re: Aloe 'Eric the Red'

Post Number:#10  Postby Azuleja » Wed Oct 11, 2017 11:32 am

I messaged the Ruth Bancroft Garden to ask if 'Erik the Red' has been cold hardy for them and they said no, its tolerance has been 26-28F. I think that's in line with how it's advertised, but I was hoping it might still go lower. Good to know!
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