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Sedum dendroideum


This Tree Stonecrop grows into a stout bush about 4 feet tall with firm branches. Very hardy.

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Sedum dendroideum

The Stonecrop Tree is obviously not like a tree. But, it is like a bush  of moderate dimensions. Grows out to about 4 feet tall and 5 or six feet wide. Branches are particularly stout with silvery bark. Leaves are green in winter and develop some attractive red edges in summer.

dendroideum can tolerate some low temperatures. For example, we’ve had dendroideum growing in our fields with lows down to 28°F recorded. Other references record it down to USDA 9a which is 20°F. Thats very low for a plant containing watery fluid. As a matter of fact many other soft succulents will burn at these lows.

In addition, Sedum dendroideum is very  drought tolerant as the bush displayed in our photo received no summer water throughout 2021 and held up very well in temperature over 110°F without dropping a lot of leaves. In short, Sedum dendroideum is an underutilized hardy succulent bush that makes an attractive specimen for fire resistance around homes.

Horticultural Data

  • Names and Synonyms: 
  • Common Names: Tree Stonecrop
  • Family: Crassulaceae
  • Origin: Mexico
  • Size Label: 1gallon and cuttings
  • Mature Size: Plants in our growing grounds eventually reached a height and spread of 5′ feet
  • Height:5
  • Width:5
  • Cold Tolerance: 20°F
  • Heat Tolerance: So far we have had Sedum dendroideum growing out in full sun at 110°F with no ill effects.
  • Light Requirement: full or partial shade
  • Water needs: Very drought tolerant
  • Maintenance: Trim as  needed for aesthetics
  • Uses: Around homes to provide fire resistance in addition to drought tolerance.
  • Propagation: By cuttings. Basically stick cuttings about 3 inches into soil and voila! you’r done.
  • Special notes: Sedum dendroideum  has proven to be very hardy in our nursery. What’s more, it’s a gorgeous shiny green with a profusion of yellow flowers.
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Shipping & Availability

There is a minimum purchase of any 4 plants for online orders. All plants shipped bare root. In addition, 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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