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Tokyo Sun Stonecrop

Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun'

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Tokyo Sun Stonecrop (Sedum japonicum 'Tokyo Sun') at Liberty Landscape Supply

Tokyo Sun Stonecrop foliage

Tokyo Sun Stonecrop foliage

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Height:  2 inches

Spacing:  7 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  7b

Description:

Tiny yellow succulent leaves greet the eye with this very fine groundcover; excellent for rock gardens and containers; most yellow with full sun, and more lime green in shade; not as cold hardy as most sedums

Ornamental Features

Tokyo Sun Stonecrop's attractive tiny succulent narrow leaves remain yellow in color with showy lime green variegation throughout the year. Neither the flowers nor the fruit are ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Tokyo Sun Stonecrop is a dense herbaceous evergreen perennial with a ground-hugging habit of growth. It brings an extremely fine and delicate texture to the garden composition and should be used to full effect.

This plant will require occasional maintenance and upkeep, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Tokyo Sun Stonecrop is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Rock/Alpine Gardens
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use
  • Groundcover

Planting & Growing

Tokyo Sun Stonecrop will grow to be only 2 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 inches. When grown in masses or used as a bedding plant, individual plants should be spaced approximately 7 inches apart. Its foliage tends to remain low and dense right to the ground. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry to average moisture levels with very well-drained soil, and will often die in standing water. It is considered to be drought-tolerant, and thus makes an ideal choice for a low-water garden or xeriscape application. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in poor soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. It can be propagated by division; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 
 
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Characteristics
Massing  Rock  Edging  Garden  Groundcover 
Applications
Foliage Color  Texture 
Ornamental Features