Aeonium simsii x zwartkop

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This Aeonium simsii x zwartkop is a beautiful lower-growing hybrid aeonium with green rosettes edged in bronze. The leaves are narrower and more pointed than typical aeoniums.

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Aeonium simsii x zwartkop

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This Aeonium simsii x zwartkop is a beautiful lower-growing hybrid aeonium with green rosettes edged in bronze. The leaves are narrower and more pointed than typical aeoniums (like its parent plant A. simsii) and the plant somewhat resembles a group of large long-leaved sempervivums. Leaves take on more reddish hues when grown in bright light or subject to stress.
This multi-branched shrubby aeonium takes on a cylindrical to pyramidal shape as it matures. In spring it blooms with panicles of yellow flowers which attract nectar-seeking insects and other beneficiaries.

This Aeonium simsii x zwartkop succulent can be used to create visual interest in containers, roof decks, lawn edges, borders, and rock gardens. It looks great when grown in colonies on slopes and when planted in mass groupings as a taller groundcover. It also provides a nice contrast to cactus and other succulents. Good along the ocean as it tolerates some salt spray.

This plant can be easily propagated by taking stem cuttings. Allow the stem cutting to dry for a day and callus over before planting to avoid rot. It may not set seed or come true from seed because it is a hybrid.

Horticultural Data

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Common Names: Tree Houseleek
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: This plant is a nursery cross with parent plants that are endemic to the Canary Islands
Size Label: 1 gallon
Height: 1-3′
Width: 1-2′
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: High heat tolerance
Light Requirement: Full sun along the coast to part shade in hot inland climates
Water needs: Drought tolerant but needs more water while in active growth in fall through spring
Maintenance: Remove spent flower spikes as desired
Uses: This succulent can be used to create visual interest in containers, roof decks, lawn edges, borders, and rock gardens. It looks great when grown in colonies on slopes and when planted in mass groupings as a taller groundcover. It also provides a nice contrast to cactus and other succulents. Good along the ocean as it tolerates some salt spray.
Propagation: This plant can be easily propagated by taking stem cuttings. Allow the stem cutting to dry for a day and callus over before planting to avoid rot. It may not set seed or come true from seed because it is a hybrid.
Problems: Snails and slugs can damage the leaves. Needs well-draining soils to avoid root or stem rot.

Research Links:
http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/96242/
http://www.agaveville.org/viewtopic.php?f=65&t=3839

Shipping & Availability

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There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. Other sizes may be available for pick up from our growing grounds in Fallbrook, CA. For more information, give us a call at 760-990-4762.
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