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Sedum dendroideum - Tree Sedum

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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
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 dendroideum (Tree Sedum) - Although the epithet and common name imply this plant to be a tree it actually is a small shrub. This particular form grows to 1 to 3 feet tall spreading to 3 to 4 feet wide and rooting along stems to form a large low mass. The 1 1/2 inch long green leaves of this plant are spathulate with an almost ovate leaf that have subepidermal glands along the leaf margin that turn reddish in full sun. These glands distinguish it from the very similar Sedum praealtum that is often listed as a subspecies of Sedum dendroideum (S. dendroideum ssp. praealtum). Both plants have clusters of small vivid yellow star-like flowers that form above the foliage in late winter and early spring, though in this respect Sedum praealtum is a bit showier. A great drought tolerant small shrub with nice foliage color and cheery yellow spring flowers. Useful in street medians and other locations where a low growing, low maintenance, drought resistant plant is needed. Sedum praealtum. This plant came from the Huntington Botanic Garden as accession number HBG 21756 and was received by them from Reid Moran (RM 14795) in May 1968 from material collected in Mexico at La Cañada in the state of Querétaro.  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 dendroideum.