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Sedum tetractinum (Chinese Stonecrop)

Chinese Stonecrop, Chinese Sedum

Sedum tetractinum, Chinese Stonecrop, Chinese Sedum, Evergreen Succulent, Evergreen Sedum, Groundcover Sedum

Sedum tetractinum (Chinese Stonecrop) is a low growing, evergreen, succulent perennial forming a tight carpet of fleshy, rounded, shiny green leaves. The leaves are adorned with pink edges in cold weather. Blooming in summer, yellow star-shaped flowers look handsome against the glossy foliage. Native to China, Sedum tetractinum is often used as a ground cover and as a lawn substitute in small areas. Ideal for the dry garden, it can be used as an edging, in rock gardens, or tucked into cracks in a rock wall.

  • Grows up to 3-4 in. tall (7-10 cm) and 10-12 in. wide (25-30 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in poor to moderately fertile, well-drained, neutral to slightly alkaline soil. Tolerates part shade and moist soils better than most other sedums.  Drought and heat tolerant once established.
  • Perfect for cottage gardens, rock gardens, containers, edging or as a groundcover.
  • No serious pest or disease issues. Keep an eye out for slugs, snails or root rot. Deer and rabbit resistant.
  • Low maintenance, this Sedum forgives neglect!
  • Trim back after flowering to maintain shape.
  • Propagate by softwood cuttings.
  • Native to China.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 4"
(8cm - 10cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Sedum ‘Little Miss Sunshine’ (Stonecrop)
Sedum makinoi ‘Ogon’ (Golden Japanese Stonecrop)
Sedum tetractinum ‘Coral Reef’ (Chinese Stonecrop)

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 8
Climate Zones 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Cactus & Succulents, Perennials
Plant Family Crassulaceae
Genus Sedum
Common names Sedum, Stonecrop
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 3" - 4"
(8cm - 10cm)
Spread 10" - 1'
(25cm - 30cm)
Spacing 12" (30cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs Low
Soil Type Chalk, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Drought, Deer, Rabbit, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Attracts Butterflies
Garden Uses Edging, Ground Covers, Patio And Containers
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage
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Do I Need?
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