Aeonium arboreum

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Aeonium arboreum
Aeonium arboreum 'Zwartkopf' Plant 2364px.jpg
Aeonium arboreum var. atropurpureum f. nigrum 'Schwarzkopf'
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Saxifragales
Family: Crassulaceae
Genus: Aeonium
Species: A. arboreum
Binomial name
Aeonium arboreum
(L.) Webb & Berthel.
Aeonium arboreum "Zwartkop"

Aeonium arboreum, (syn. Sempervivum arboreum), the tree aeonium, tree houseleek, or Irish rose, is a succulent, subtropical subshrub of the genus Aeonium. It is native to the hillsides of the Canary Islands. It bears rosettes of leaves and large pyramidal panicles of bright yellow flowers in the spring. In temperate regions it needs to be grown under glass.[1] The purple cultivar 'Zwartkop' ('Schwartzkopf') has gained the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.[2] There is also a white variety (var. albovariegatum).


  1. ^ RHS A-Z encyclopedia of garden plants. United Kingdom: Dorling Kindersley. 2008. p. 1136. ISBN 1405332964. 
  2. ^ Aeonium 'Zwartkop' AGM. Royal Horticultural Society.