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.