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Sedum reflexum Blue Spruce Stonecrop succulent care and propagation information

Sedum reflexum

Blue Spruce Stonecrop

This evergreen succulent has blue-green needle-shaped leaves. The leaves grow on stems, mimicking a Spruce tree. It is a fast grower, matting as it grows in the ground, or trailing down if grown in a container. Leaves turn pink in cold weather. Watch for yellow flowers in the Summer.

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Quick Look:
  • Full sun to partial shade

  • Not suited for indoor growing

  • Typical water needs for a succulent

  • Plant grows up to 8″ (20 cm) tall

    Plant grows up to 60″ (31 cm) wide

  • Zone 4a (Minimum -30° F | -34.4° C)

  • Winter hardy

  • Propagation by stem cuttings and leaves

  • Generally non-toxic

  • Winter Dormant

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Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop”

Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop” is perfect for xeriscape growers or those who are wanting to replace their lawn in favor of a ground cover. It’s also an excellent addition to vertical gardens or green roofs.

Watering

Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop” has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

“Blue Spruce Stonecrop” is cold hardy, and does well outdoors to temperatures of -30°F (-34.4° C). It does well in full to partial sun.

Pairs Well With

Sempervivum ‘Mark Weller’

How to Propagate Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop”

Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop” is a prolific propagator, and very easy to propagate. It will not come true from seed.

Cuttings

To take a stem cutting for propagation, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.

Also Known As

Sedum rupestre and Petrosedum reflexum

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