Creative Outdoor SolutionsContemporary Garden, Melbourne

Landscape Design: COS Design. Photos: Tim Turner Photography. Copyright COS Design

Contemporary garden in Melbourne. —  Houzz
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ben_sommers92Ben Sommers wrote:10April,2016
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    C.O.S Design
    5 years ago

    Hi Ben, LouieT is correct it is indeed a Dracaena Draco.

  • joriff
    3 years ago
    Not a Dragon Tree, it is a Aloe Barberae tree.

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juliafairley
Julia Fairley added this to Top 10 Plants for Minimalist Gardens22 February 2020

1. Tree aloeFor sheer impact in a minimalist space it’s hard to beat the tree aloe (Aloe barberae). This native of South Africa and Mozambique can reach up to 18 metres, but as it’s slow growing it can take years to reach that height. Drought tolerant and easy to care for, tree aloes do need shelter from the cold. Their ability to cope with high temperatures makes them ideal for locations like this one, where there is a lot of hard landscaping and therefore considerable reflected heat. There are several other aloe species that bear the same common name of tree aloe as they grow upwards on tree trunks, but Aloe barberae is the tallest.To accentuate the striking form of your tree aloe, light it at night from below.Need expert help designing and lighting your garden? Find a local landscape designer on Houzz who can tackle the job for you

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HU-144798346 added this to Backyard : Entertainment & Garden5 July 2020

* Tree Aloe - takes long to grow but is drought & cold tolerant, nice visual impact

junko_hooper
Junko Hooper added this to Junko's ideas7 March 2020

Easy care plants- driveway entrance (?)

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Zach Miller added this to Zach's ideas3 May 2019

ALOE TREE (LOOKS KIND OF NASTY OVER TIME / HIGH MAINTENANCE???)