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Products > Crassula ovata 'Gollum'
 
Crassula ovata 'Gollum' - Gollum Jade
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Pink & White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Crassula argentea, C.portulacea]
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Drought Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Crassula ovata 'Gollum' (Gollum Jade) - A small shrubby succulent to 2 to 3 feet tall by 1 to 2 feet wide with interesting tubular leaves that have a reddish tint. This is a similar cultivar to the earlier Jade cultivar 'Hobbit' but where 'Hobbit' leaves are curled back around, the cultivar 'Gollum' has leaves that are nearly tubular and appear to be tipped with a suction cup reminiscent of the J.R.R. Tolkein character by the same name. Both 'Gollum' and 'Hobbit' are interesting plants with trunks that become thick with age and develop interesting stem patterns. In late fall and early winter appear the pinkish white star-like flowers. Great for container culture and Bonsai cultivation. Plant in full sun to bright shade. Hardy to 20-25 F (Sunset Zones 16, 17, 22-24 or USDA Zones 9-10. Our plants from John Bleck who inroduced these plants into cultivation in the US in the early 1970's from his Abbey Gardens Nursery.  This description is based on our research and the observations we have made of this plant as it grows in containers at our nursery, in our own garden and in other gardens. We also appreciate receiving feedback of any kind from those who have additional information about this plant, particularly if they disagree with what we have written or if they have additional cultural tips that would aid others in growing Crassula ovata 'Gollum'.
 
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