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Crassula tetragona

Miniature Pine Tree

Chinese Pagoda
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Crassula tetragona
Principal Common Name Miniature Pine Tree
Common Name(s) Chinese Pagoda
Synonym Crassula caffra, Crassula fruticosa
Description The upright stems with tree-like habit will reach about 2-4 feet tall with an equal spread. The opposite, dark green leaves are awl-shaped and will reach up to 1.5 inches long. The plants have been used in dish gardens for their pine-like appearance.
General Comments Take very little frost, hardy to 28°F
Origin
Nativity South Africa, Great Karoo, Knerscvlakte
Height Range 2 - 4 FT
Spread Range 2 - 4 FT
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 8 : 9 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 15 : 16 : 17 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23 : 24
USDA Zones 9b : 10a : 10b
Leaf Color Bright Green
Leaf Texture Fine : Fleshy : Smooth : Spiky : Stiff : Thick
Form Subshrub : Succulent
Flower Color Orange : Orange-Yellow
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun) : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Dry : Well-drained
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : None : Seasonal - summer water : Sparse
Outstanding Features Container Plant : Drought tolerant : Evergreen : Form : Heat Tolerant : Poor Soil tolerant

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