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Products > Sedum dendroideum
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, though we do grow a larger form called dendroideumThis 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. 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.. 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. 

This information about Sedum dendroideum displayed is based on research conducted in our horticultural library and from reliable online resources. We also will relate observations made about it as it grows in our nursery gardens and other gardens we have visited, as well how the crops have performed in containers in our nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others and we welcome hearing from anyone with additional information, particularly if they can share any cultural information that would aid others in growing it.