Sedum japonicum, Tokyo Sun
Sedum japonicum, also known as Japanese stonecrop, is a beautiful and versatile plant that makes an excellent addition to any garden. Native to Japan and Korea, this hardy succulent is easy to care for and can tolerate a wide range of growing conditions. If you’re looking for a low-maintenance plant that adds a touch of drama to your garden, sedum japonicum is a great choice.
When selecting a location for your sedum japonicum, choose an area that receives full sun to partial shade. This succulent tolerates most soil types, but prefer well-drained soil. To plant, simply dig a hole that is twice the width of the plant’s container. Gently remove the plant from its pot and place it in the hole, then backfill with soil. Water thoroughly after planting.
Once established, sedum japonicum requires very little care. Water only when the soil is dry to the touch; too much water can cause the plant to rot. In late winter or early spring, cut back any dead or damaged leaves. Other than that, this succulent requires no pruning or fertilizing – just sit back and enjoy its natural beauty!
Tips for Growing Sedum Tokyo Sun
- Hardiness – USDA Zone 8+
- Light – Full Sun
- Height – 4″-6″
- Growth Habit – Creeping, Mound
- Seasonality – Evergreen
What Others Have to Say About Sedum Tokyo Sun
- Tokyo Sun Sedum is a ground cover succulent that has a pop of bright yellow color! The drought tolerant & heat tolerant sedum only grows to about 3 inches tall, but it spreads and mounds very fast. The plant can also handle over a month with no water once established. During summer, the succulent produces golden star shaped flowers, which add even more color. The flowers can even attract pollinators.
- 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.
- Tiny elongated leaves are succulent and bright yellow. Plants have a low growing mounding habit. Fine texture and vivid color add interest and spice to miniature gardens. Use as a little low growing shrub or divide carefully to plant as showy accents around the landscape. A wonderful colorful addition to any miniature planting.
- This is a great little Sedum to add contrast with its brilliant gold foliage on tiny 1″ prostrate plants. Note that it does requires a spot with good drainage, and hardiness has not been extensively tested, but we suspect its hardiness limit is zones 7-8. Even so, we think this is a deserving subject for trough or succulent container gardens.