Planting

Eco green Roof Planting v2

 

Eco Green Roof Logo v2The planting of green roof can be achieved using one of three methods; pre-grown mat, plug planting and self-vegetated

Plant choice should consider factors such as air pollution levels, location, structural limitations of the building and the level of maintenance required.  The choice is also dependent upon what the client wants to achieve. If you have any bespoke requirements, please contact us and we can create a perfect green roof for you.

Eco Green Roofs use a wide range of sedum and wildflower plant species in our green roofs. Below are their sedum green roof varieties which come in seed, plug plant and blanket types.

Sedum Album Athoum

Sedum Album Athoum

The species has green foliage, with starry white or pink blooms held on wiry stems. Sedum album needs little water once established. This is the perfect base Sedum for our blankets and will form a bright green colony, perfect for a green roof.

  • Height: 5cm
  • Spread: 30cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum Album Coral Carpet

Sedum Album Coral Carpet

Coral Carpet is a mat-forming, evergreen sedum with small, fleshy, red-flushed leaves come alive in late spring to early summer with pink tinted, white star-shaped flowers. Coral Carpet foliage is green, flushed red in all seasons. The use of this in the sedum blanket means vibrant and full colour all year round.

  • Height: 5cm
  • Spread: 25cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum Weihenstephaner Gold

Sedum Weihenstephaner Gold

Weihenstephaner Gold is a low-growing sedum that spreads to form an attractive ground cover for green roofs. Flowers appear on the reddish stems rising above the thick, triangular, succulent green leaves. The leaves turn purple in autumn and into winter, contrasting beautifully against the greens and blues.

  • Height: 15cm
  • Spread: 10cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum voodoo

Sedum Voodoo

A contrasting species with succulent leaves rising from a low growing mat. Leaves are rich deep red with a glossy appearance and held on succulent stems. This sedum was also selected for use in Eco Green Roof blankets because its flowers are rich red, long lasting and born in early autumn, helping to achieve eight months of flowering.

  • Height: 10cm
  •  Spread: 30cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum Summer Glory

Sedum Summer Glory

Lovely dense carpets of dark green foliage topped with vivid coral red flowers make this sedum a highlight of the green roof. Specially propagated each year in the nursery it bears fleshy rounded leaves that take on reddish tints in winter.

  • Height: 20cm
  • Spread: 30cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum Reflexum

Sedum Reflexum

The low-growing evergreen, spruce-like, succulent foliage stands out beautifully in sedum blankets. Yellow flowers appear in July right through until mid-October. To get this variety to reach maturity in time for sale Reflexum is propagated in plug form in the nursery and inserted into the blanket. A time-consuming job but worth the extra effort.

  • Height: 25cm
  • Spread: 20cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum Hispanicum

Sedum Hispanicum

A very low, mat forming sedum with tiny silver-blue leaves. Starry pink to white flowers. Enjoys poor, well drained growing medium, so ideally suited to live in our green roof substrate. Blooms in June. Evergreen therefore maintains its colour throughout winter.

  • Height: 10cm
  • Spread: 25cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum Album Mini

Sedum Album Mini

The fact that this plant was originally found in the Faro Isles should tell you something about its hardiness, and explains why it’s so diminutive. Don’t let its small size and appearance fool you, this is one tough little plant. It displays all the same characteristics as Athomb.

  • Height: 5cm
  • Spread: 10cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

Sedum Acre Aureurm

Sedum Acre Aureurm

This mat forming sedum is composed of tiny bright green leaves on short, ascending stems. It spreads itself, making it ideal for rush, bright coverage on a green roof. Its leaves are bright green with yellow young growth and there are starry yellow flowers in late spring and summer that come at the tips of the stalks.

  • Height: 10cm
  • Spread: 25cm
  • Hardiness: Fully hardy
  • Conditions: Rain / Sun

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