Botanical name: Euphorbia mellifera
Other names: Euphorbia longifolia Lamarck, Honey spurge, Canary spurge
Species: E. mellifera - E. mellifera is a rounded, evergreen shrub bearing narrow, lance-shaped, dark green leaves with pale mid-ribs and clusters of fragrant, brown flowers in late spring.
Euphorbia mellifera is: Evergreen
Flower: Brown in Spring
Foliage: Dark-green in All seasons
Fragrance: Flowers are honey-scented.
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)
Pests: Generally pest-free.
Diseases: Generally disease-free.
Pruning: Cut back flowering shoots to ground level in late summer or autumn.. REGISTER to read more...
Propagation methods: Basal cuttings, Division. REGISTER to read more...
Euphorbia mellifera (Honey spurge) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 5-10 years.
Suggested uses: Architectural, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Mediterranean
Cultivation: Plant in well-drained soil in full sun.
Soil type: Loamy, Chalky, Sandy
Soil drainage: Well-drained
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Light: Full Sun
Aspect: North, South, East, West
Hardiness: Tender in frost (H3)
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