Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Crassula arborescens syn ovata 'Hummel's Sunset'

Crassula arborescens syn ovata 'Hummel's Sunset'
The colours of this "jade" shrub succulent take on a glossy glow during winter, with much more red and pink in the leaves than usual. It is a cultivar from California and can grow up to a metre in a garden bed. Needless to say it is very hardy and is reasonably frost tolerant. The top leaves get blackened in frosty weather but it recovers quickly when the weather warms up.
 2017 update:I have various sizes available for sale including advanced specimens in 30cm pots. It has very low water requirements and even in a container it will grow well with just occasional watering.

1 comment:

  1. that is not the name for a hummel's sunset.

    crassula ovata "Hummel's Sunset" is the proper name.