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Products > Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset'
 
Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' - Golden Jade Tree
   
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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: South Africa (Africa)
Evergreen: Yes
Red/Purple Foliage: Yes
Yellow/Chartreuse Foliage: Yes
Flower Color: White
Bloomtime: Infrequent
Synonyms: [Crassula portulacea 'Sunset', C. argentea]
Height: 1-3 feet
Width: 1-2 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Seaside: Yes
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 25-30 F
Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' (Golden Jade Tree) - This shrubby succulent grows slowly to 2 to 3 feet tall with leaves about the same size as the common jade plant, Crassula ovata. Unlike the green leaves of the species, the leaves of this cultivar take on spectacular hues with the upper portion of the leaves having a golden yellow color and the edges ochre, especially during the cooler months of the year. The late fall to winter flowers are white with a hint of lavender. Expect this plant to green for a while after replanting and or when over fertilized. Prune up with age to reveal stocky trunk. Although we have older plants that we leave unprotected we have noted frost damage on our crops of this plant at 30F. Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' was introduced by legendary succulent plant breeder Ed (Emerald) Hummel (1903-1979) of Inglewood and later Carlsbad California. It received the prestigious Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM) in 1993. For more information on the species see the listing for Crassula ovata 'Pink Beauty'. We also grow several other Crassula ovata cultivars, including 'Big Alice', 'Crosby's Dwarf' and 'Gollum'Information displayed on this page about  Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' is based on the research conducted about it in our library and from reliable online resources. We also note those observations we have made of this plant as it grows in the nursery's garden and in other gardens, as well how crops have performed in our nursery field. We will incorporate comments we receive from others, and welcome to hear from anyone who may have additional information, particularly if they share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.
 
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