Sedum Species, False Hens-and-Chickens, Tree Sedum, Tree Stonecrop

Sedum dendroideum

Family: Crassulaceae (krass-yoo-LAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sedum (SEE-dum) (Info)
Species: dendroideum (den-DROY-dee-um) (Info)

Category:

Alpines and Rock Gardens

Cactus and Succulents

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

From leaf cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Amesti, California

Big Sur, California

Clayton, California

Corralitos, California

Elkhorn, California

Fairfield, California

Interlaken, California

Pajaro, California

Vista, California

Watsonville, California

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On Apr 10, 2004, Happenstance from Northern California, CA wrote:

This plant is huge when compared to most Sedum species. It is an evergreen tree Sedum closely related to S. praealtum, S. confusum and S. decumbens. Native to Central America.

No other Sedum grows this large with the exception of S. praealtum. S dendroideum is distinguished by a line of subepidermal glands along its leaf margins. They are clearly visible at all times, but may turn red in the summer.

There are several clones in cultivation that grow up to 10' in height. The example in the image I've uploaded has a 13" trunk

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