Sedum nussbaumerianum, Nussbaumer's Sedum

Sedum nussbaumerianum

Nussbaumer's Sedum
Family: Crassulaceae
Origin: Mexico
Groundcover and low-growing 2ft plantSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterWhite, off-white flowers

Sedum nussbaumerianum (Nussbaumer's Sedum), is a native to Mexico, and is a drought-tolerant shrub that can reach heights of 2-5 feet. It features stems that branch out horizontally, with yellowish-green leaves that have red edges. In the spring and summer, the shrub puts out greyish-green and off-white, star-like flowers that add a beautiful touch to any garden.

Due to its low-growing and drought-tolerant characteristics, this plant makes an excellent addition as a groundcover or low hedges, and it can thrive in USDA Zones 9-11. Its easy-care nature means that it only requires occasional pruning, occasional watering, and does best in full sun and free-draining soil. This makes it ideal for dry climates and for xeriscaping.

For cold regions where temperatures can drop below freezing, planting Nussbaumer's Sedum in pots is recommended and can be moved in colder months into a garage or other area that won't reach freezing temperatures. To help them survive the cold winter, wrap the pots with protective materials from the elements like burlap or other insulating materials. In the warmer months, move the plants back outside for optimal sun exposure for continued growth and flowering. Give the plants some extra water in the summer months, but be sure to not overwater or else the plants may not survive.

Overall, Nussbaumer's Sedum makes a great addition to any garden, requiring minimal effort and adding a beautiful touch to any landscaped area. It has a great tolerance to both heat and drought-like conditions, so it can thrive even in the most difficult of climates!

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