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Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' (Spurge 'Silver Swan')

Skill rating
Skill rating
Beginner
skill rating
Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
1m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
1m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity
Toxic - All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.  The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.
Toxic - All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested.  The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name: Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan'

Other names: Spurge 'Silver Swan', Euphorbia characias 'Wilcott'

Genus: Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Silver Swan' _ 'Silver Swan' forms strong, architectural stems bearing variegated, evergreen foliage.


Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' is: Evergreen

Flower: White, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, White in Summer; White, Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage: Variegated, Cream, Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Trailing

Toxicity: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

How to care

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Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Where to grow

Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' (Spurge 'Silver Swan') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Rock, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Gravel

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

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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Botanical name: Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan'

Other names: Spurge 'Silver Swan', Euphorbia characias 'Wilcott'

Genus: Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar: 'Silver Swan' _ 'Silver Swan' forms strong, architectural stems bearing variegated, evergreen foliage.


Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' is: Evergreen

Flower: White, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, White in Summer; White, Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage: Variegated, Cream, Grey-green in All seasons

Habit: Trailing

Toxicity: All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes.

Awards: RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Watch out for

Pests: Generally pest-free.

Diseases: Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division. REGISTER to read more...


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Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' (Spurge 'Silver Swan') will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Architectural, Rock, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Gravel

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

Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4)


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