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Crassula ovata 'Blue Bird' (Crassula, Blue jade tree)

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Plant description

crassula ovata blue bird

crassula ovata blue bird.

Crassula ovata 'Blue Bird' is a perennial succulent with silver green rounded leaves edged with red. It grows on shiny brown stems and bears clusters of small white flowers in winter. It grows to 30 cms high and 40 cms wide. It tolerates light frost and drought. Needs a well drained soil and a sunny to part shaded position. Tolerant of salt spray. Good for container growing, massed planting and for specimen plants.

Propagation is by leaf cuttings, and stem sections.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: winter

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.3 metres
Minimum height: not specified

Maximum width: 0.4 metres
Minimum width: not specified

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Yes. Attracts: Insects, bees.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, well-drained.

Clay: well-drained.

Sand: well-drained.

Diseases

Root rot if kept too wet

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Any.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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