Chinese Stonecrop (Sedum tetractinum 'Coral Reef') in the Sedums Database

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Origin: Hunan, China
Category: Containers
Hardiness: Hardy - Can Handle Freezing Temps
Evergreen: No
Growth Habit: Ground cover
Soil Type: Dry
Well drained
Loamy / Medium
Sandy / light
Good draining potting mix
Plant uses and characteristics: Accent
Pest resistant
Average water needs
Does not like wet feet
Toxicity: No
Availability: Easy to find

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Moderately alkaline (7.9 – 8.4)
Plant Height: 4 inches and under
Plant Spread: 12 inches
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Green in spring turning bright coral color in full sun as cold weather approaches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Other: May / June
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Alpine Gardening
Uses: Groundcover
Suitable for miniature gardens
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Other info: Can be propagated by seed.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
Goes Dormant

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Posted by valleylynn (Dallas, OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 4, 2010 4:58 AM

Coral Reef needs very good drainage to keep it healthy and growing well. Extremely beautiful coral color when weather turns cold. I give it a 3 for growing in the PNW because of our wet season. Will look at my rating after another season with improved mix giving it better drainage.

I have found that this does very well with morning sun and afternoon shade. Longer periods of sun will bring out more of the coral color in the leaves.
It was brought into the country by Ed Skrocki when he obtained it from a friend in China. It was first offered by Plant Delights in 1997.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Sep 19, 2011 3:53 PM

I found this little Sedum at one of my local big box stores a couple of years ago. I don't know much about Sedums but I fell in love with the "coral" look of the foliage. Unfortunately, I lost most of the plant to over-watering but there are still a few little pieces that I stuck beneath another plant and they seem to be surviving!

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Posted by clintbrown (Medina, TN - Zone 7b) on Mar 9, 2013 1:48 PM

Sedum tetractinum 'Coral Reef' is an excellent sedum with a unique color.

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Posted by Cruddy (Tracy CA - Zone 9a) on Apr 19, 2013 11:42 PM

Amazing what a difference a year makes. I literally threw away most of this plant but a small piece broke off and I replanted it.

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