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Sedum corynephyllum - Toliman Stonecrop

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Succulent
Family: Crassulaceae (Stonecrops)
Origin: Mexico (North America)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Green Yellow
Bloomtime: Winter/Spring
Height: 1-2 feet
Width: <1 foot
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 30-32 F
Sedum corynephyllum (Toliman Stonecrop) An interesting rare small sub-shrub that grows to 1 to 2 feet tall and wide with club shaped cylindrical light green leaves clustered at the branch tips with a compact inflorescence bearing only a few cupped barely open flowers with greenish yellow petals and long green sepals in late winter. Plant in full sun to light shade in a well drained soil with occasional irrigation. Hardiness is not known but the plant has not been bothered by temperatures hovering around 30 F. When young it resembles the common Sedum pachyphytum but eventually grows upward into a small sturdy shrub with a thickened trunk. Because of the interesting flowers, Joseph Nelson Rose originally described this plant in 1905 in the monotypic genus Corynephyllum and used the specific epithet viride to describe its green leaves but when combined into Sedum by Berger he needed to change the specific name as there was already a Sedum viride described from Japan so the name Sedum corynephyllum was chosen. The name comes from the Greek words 'koryne' meaning "club" or "pestle" and 'phyllon' meaning leaf for the shape of the leaves. This plant grown from cuttings off a plant grown from seed that was collected at the Barranca de Toliman in Hidalgo, Mexico.  Information on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Sedum corynephyllum.