Botanical name: Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'
Other names: Spurge 'Black Pearl'
Variety or Cultivar: 'Black Pearl' _ 'Black Pearl' is an evergreen perennial with architectural, upright, leafy stems. From early spring, it bears long-lasting terminal clusters of lime-green cupped flowers with black centres.
Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' is: Evergreen
Flower: Lime green in Spring; Lime green in Summer; Lime green in Autumn
Foliage: Grey-green in All seasons
Habit: Clump-forming, Upright
Toxicity: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Propagation methods: Seed, Division. REGISTER to read more...
Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' (Spurge 'Black Pearl') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean
Cultivation: Plant in free-draining soil in full sun. If necessary, add grit or sharp sand to the soil to improve drainage. Dislikes winter wet, so a gravel mulch will help avoid rotting.
Soil type: Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: South, East, West
Hardiness: Hardy (H4)
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I have several of these plants which are now 2 years old. Unfortunately I planted them too close together and would like to move one as I am redesigning the bed in which they are planted.
They must be pretty much mature size according to your details. They are very healthy and I would not want to lose them as they cope so well with the heat and drought here in france.
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