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This stonecrop seems to be coniferous.

It may not be as useful as those marketing it say it is, but blue spruce stonecrop, Sedum reflexum ‘Blue Spruce’ is a nice grayish component to pots of mixed perennials. It contrasts nicely with golden foliage, and looks great with the chartreuse foliage of closely related ‘Angelina’ stonecrop. The limber stems cascade a few inches over the edges of tall urns and hanging pots.

The succulent leaves are quite small, and as the name implies, look like plump blue spruce needles. The succulent stems do not stand much higher than six inches before flopping over. They do not get much wider than high initially, but have a sneaky way of rooting where they touch the ground to cover more area. Yellow flowers bloom just above the foliage in summer.

What blue spruce stonecrop does not do well is uniformly cover large areas of hard or dry soil. It can spread nicely, but is patchy, with thin spots and thick spots. It is really only reliable as ground cover over small areas. It prefers to be watered occasionally, even though it does not need much water. It also likes relatively loose or friable soil, even though it does not need rich soil.

5 thoughts on “Blue Spruce Stonecrop

    1. It makes a nice small scale ground cover around some of our small agaves and aloes, along with ‘Angelina’ stonecrop. I would not have planted it as such, but it is allowed to creep as far as it wants to go. It fills in better in some spots, and ‘Angelina’ fills in better in others, but they always seem to give each other their own space. I would not expect it to cover a lot of space, but it occupies small spaces between the other succulent perennials nicely.

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