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Crassula arborescens (Silver Jade Plant)

Silver Jade Plant, African Rubber Plant, Brazilian Rubber Plant, Chinese Jade, Chinese Rubber Plant, House Oak, Jade Tree, Japanese Rubber Plant, Persian Rubber Plant, Silver Dollar, Tongue-Leaf Milk Plant, Tree Purslane, Cotyledon arborescens, Crassula arborea, Crassula cotyledon, Toelkenia arborescens


Very attractive, Crassula arborescens (Silver Jade Plant) is a small, heavily branched, evergreen shrub boasting fleshy, disc-shaped, silver-gray leaves adorned with reddish spots and often with reddish edges. The tip's coloration is more intense in full sun. Clusters of small starry white flowers, aging to pink, sometimes bloom in spring or summer, but they are quite rare in cultivation. Silver Jade Plant makes a very pretty bushy shrub. As it ages, the stout gray trunk and sturdy limbs become massive and thick and take on the appearance of a miniature tree. A great choice for rock gardens or containers.

  • Grows up to 4-5 ft. tall and wide (120-150 cm).
  • Thrives in average to poor, rocky or sandy, dry, well-drained soils in full sun or light shade. Requires little irrigation and readily survives on modest rainfall alone. Excessive moisture will cause root and stem rot, particularly if soil is not fast draining. This succulent is drought tolerant.
  • Perfect for rock gardens, succulent gardens, mediterranean gardens and in containers.
  • Deer resistant
  • Propagate by seed or stem or leaf cuttings.
  • Virtually disease free. Watch for mealybugs, vine weevil and aphids
  • Native to South Africa

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Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Crassula
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 10 – 11
Heat Zones 1 – 11
Climate Zones 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Crassula
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spread 4' – 5' (120cm – 150cm)
Spacing 60" (150cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Patio and Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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