Crassula arborescens

An attractive small succulent tree or shrub with grey-green foliage.
FLOWER COLOUR:  
AVERAGE SIZE (H) x (W): 2m x 2m
MAXIMUM SIZE (H) x (W): 3m x 3m
FLOWERING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D
FRUITING TIME:   J F M A M J J A S O N D

A magnificent succulent shrub or small tree which bears attractive grey-green foliage.  When in flower, it is covered in masses of tiny white or pale pink, sweetly-scented flowers which are rich in nectar and attract a host of insects.

ECOLOGICAL BENEFITS:
Attracts bees and butterflies to the garden.
A number of bird species nest in their dense foliage.

MAINTENANCE:
Crassula arborescens is a low maintenance and water-wise plant.

WATER REQUIREMENTS:
Water lightly in summer.

GARDEN THEMES:
Rockery, succulent

LANDSCAPING USES:
A wonderful addition to a succulent garden as it adds height and structure.
This plant is beneficial for a wildlife-friendly garden as it attracts a host of insect pollinators.

FLOWERS:
Very showy flowers are borne in dense branches and are carried slightly above the foliage. The flowers are star-like, white to pink. When flowering, the plant is almost completely covered with flowers. After pollination, the flowers turn to a papery brown.
FOLIAGE:
The leaves are thick and fleshy, with a blue-grey, waxy bloom. The apex is rounded with an obscure, sharpish tip, the base may be tapering (narrowing towards one end), the margins are entire often with a reddish rim, and the petiole is very short or absent. Newer leaves have red spots dotted on the upper third of the leaf.
SEED:
Seeds are very small and dispersed by the wind.

WILDLIFE GALLERY:
BUTTERFLY LARVAL HOST:
Anthene definita (Common Hairtail)
CULTIVATION:
Easily propagated by cuttings.

FULL GALLERY:
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