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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 about Crassula ovata 'Hummel's Sunset' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.

 
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