Sedum reflexum: How to Grow and Care for Blue Spruce Stonecrop

Sedum reflexum Blue Spruce Stonecrop

Scientific name: Sedum reflexum

Common name: Blue Spruce Stonecrop

The leaves of this evergreen are blue-green. The leaves grow on the stems of a tree. As it grows in the ground or in a container, it is a fast grower. The leaves are pink in the cold weather. There are yellow flowers in the Summer.

Quick Look at Sedum reflexum

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • 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

General Care for Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop”

Blue Spruce Stonecrop is perfect for xeriscape growers who want to replace their lawn with a ground cover. It’s an excellent addition to vertical gardens or green roofs.


The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

It does well outdoors in temperatures of -30F (-34 C). It does well in both full and partial sun.

How to Propagate Sedum reflexum “Blue Spruce Stonecrop”

The Blue Spruce Stonecrop is a prolific propagator and is very easy to grow. It won’t come true from seed.


To cut a stem, use a sterile knife or pair of scissors. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.

Also Known As

The words rupestre and Petrosedum are related.


  1. Sedum reflexum (Blue Spruce Stonecrop) – Wikipedia

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