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Products > Sedum praealtum
Sedum praealtum - Bush Sedum

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Synonyms: [Sedum dendroideum, Hort.]
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 3-4 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 20-25 F
Sedum praealtum (Bush Sedum) - A small shrub to 1 to 3 feet tall spreading to 3 to 4 feet wide and rooting along stems to form a large mass. The 1 1/2 inch long green leaves of this plant are spathulate with an almost ovate leaf and large clusters of small vivid yellow star-like flowers that form above the foliage in late winter and early spring. A great drought tolerant small shrub with late winter color. Useful in street medians and other locations where a low growing, low maintenance, drought resistant plant is needed. We previously sold this plant as Sedum dendroideum, which is a very similar species that is easily distinguished from Sedum praealtum by the presence of a line of subepidermal glands along the margins near the leaf tips. True Sedum dendroideum also tends to blush red along these margins while Sedum praealtum remains green.  The information displayed on this page is based on research conducted about this plant in our library and from reliable online sources. We also consider observations that we have made of it growing in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how it has performed in our crops out in the nursery field. We will incorporate comments that we receive from others as well, and welcome hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they have knowledge of cultural information we do not mention that would aid others in growing Sedum praealtum.