'Jade Tree'

FAMILY: Crassula

USES: A strong groundcover. Does well as a low barrier plant, en masse, in borders, pots or containers, hanging baskets, window boxes, green walls. Around pools, courtyards and under canopied trees.

SIZE: Grows 60 – 90cm tall with a 1-1.5m and is slow growing.

LOCATION: Full sun to partial shade. Does well in both coastal areas and in interior regions with some light protection from midday summer sun.

SOIL: Best in an organically enriched free draining fertile soil with a pH 6.1 – 7.5, mildly acidic to neutral. Will show leaf chlorosis if soil is too alkaline, saline or if over irrigated.

FERTILISER: Apply a slow release 10:20:10 NPK annually in spring. Apply a light application of low nitrogen fertiliser in autumn.

WATER: Keep soil moist. Prefers deep, periodic irrigation. Reduce in winter. Does not accept over irrigation or waterlogging.