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    • Available to buy
    • Of good constitution
    • Essentially stable in form & colour
    • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

Crassula ovata 'Gollum'

jade plant 'Gollum'

AGM plants

AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:

  • Excellent for ordinary use in appropriate conditions
  • Available to buy
  • Of good constitution
  • Essentially stable in form & colour
  • Reasonably resistant to pests & diseases

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  • Other common names jade plant 'Gollum'

  • Synonyms Crassula ovata 'Green Coral'
    Crassula ovata 'Coral'

    Crassula 'Gollum'
    Crassula ovata 'Convoluta'
    Crassula ovata 'Hobbit'
    Crassula ovata
    Crassula ovata

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  • Family Crassulaceae

  • Genus Crassula can be succulent annuals, perennials, evergreen shrubs or sub-shrubs, with fleshy leaves and small, star-shaped or funnel-shaped flowers in a terminal cluster

  • Details 'Gollum' is a sturdy, evergreen succulent, tree-like in shape, growing slowly to 1.2m. The fleshy leaves are tubular, bright green, often with red tips. Small white or pinkish, star-shaped flowers may be produced in late summer

Characteristics

  • Foliage Evergreen

  • Habit Bushy

  • Hardiness

    Hardiness ratings

    All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets

    • H1a - Under glass all year (>15C)
    • H1b - Can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15)
    • H1c - Can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10)
    • H2 - Tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5)
    • H3 - Hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1)
    • H4 - Hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5)
    • H5 - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10)
    • H6 - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15)
    • H7 - Hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20)

    H2

Colour

Sunlight

  • Full Sun

  • Aspect South-facing or West-facing

  • Exposure Sheltered

Soil

  • Loam

    Loam

  • Sand

    Sand

  • MoistureWell-drained

  • SoilLoam, Sand

  • pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral

Size

  • Ultimate height 1-1.5 metres

  • Ultimate spread 0.5-1 metres

  • Time to ultimate height 5-10 years

How to grow

Cultivation Grow under glass in a loam-based potting compost with added extra grit. Water moderately when in growth, very sparingly when dormant. Apply a balanced liquid fertiliser 2 or 3 times in the growing season

Propagation Propagate by seed sown as soon as ripe or by offsets or by root, stem or leaf cuttings in spring

Suggested planting locations and garden types Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical

How to care

Pruning No pruning required

Pests Can be attacked by mealybugs, aphids and vine weevils

Diseases Generally disease free

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