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Cactus Succulent

Sedum niveum

A diminutive, creeping evergreen succulent about 5cm in height, forming basal rosettes of flat, oval greyish-green leaves, and flowers with white petals tinged or veined with pink, and red or black anthers, in early to late summer

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0–0.1 metre
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Grey Silver Green
Summer White Pink Grey Silver Green
Autumn Grey Silver Green
Winter Grey Silver Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Drought resistance
Yes
Hardiness
H4
Botanical details
Family
Crassulaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Trailing
Genus

Sedum may be annuals or herbaceous or evergreen perennials with succulent stems and leaves and clusters of small, star-shaped flowers in summer or autumn

Name status

Correct

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a sheltered position in moderately fertile, well-drained, alkaline to neutral soil in full sun. See hardy cacti and succulent cultivation for further advice

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring or by softwood cuttings in early summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Coastal
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Patio and container plants
  • Rock garden
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to slugs, snails, vine weevil grubs, scale insects and mealybugs

Diseases

May be susceptible to fungal and bacterial crown and root rots

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