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Hi

I want to move this plant this year - it's flowering at the moment so I was going to move it when it had finished. I heard that they might sulk after being moved so was wondering if there was a particular time that it was best to move it to minimize any petulant behaviour!!

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  • Posted: Wed. 16th February 2011 19:32

Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Reply from Melanie Driver

Hi Nell. Euphorbia c. wulfenii is a really wonderful shrub and one of my favourites, I dont blame you for wanting to keep and move it however the best advice Im afraid is not to try..
This Euphorbia has a minimal root system and does not take kindly to moving so its very unlikely to be successful. Neither do they live that long, so best start again with a new plant in the new site and make sure it gets plenty of sun and good drainage. They are though fast growers and will make an attractive shrub in a couple of seasons.
best wishes
Melanie Driver
Melanie Driver Landscape & Garden Design

Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii (17/02/2011)

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  • Posted: Thu. 17th February 2011 13:07

Re: Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Reply from Barry Tabor

Hello, Melanie,
Almost without exception, whenever I have removed an Euphorbia from any place I no longer want it, there appear (sometimes immediately and sometimes in later seasons) shoots from whatever little bits of root I have left behind. I would suggest taking little bits of the plant attached to a bit of root from the outside of any plant after it has been dug up and replant, maybe in a pot if you are concerned about its survival, and cosset it for a few weeks, then set it almost wherever you want it. Always remember that this is a big plant after a couple of years, and put it where it can't bully other plants. It is a thug. Hope this is of some interest or help.
Barry

  • Posted: Thu. 4th August 2011 13:49

Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Reply from Nell

Hi Melanie - thanks for the response. In which case, do you think that I would be able to propagate more from cuttings perhaps after it has finished flowering relatively easily?

Thanks again.

Nell

  • Posted: Thu. 17th February 2011 13:50

Re: Re: Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

Reply from Melanie Driver

Hi Nell - if you think its an unusual variety worth replicating and you fancy a challenge go for it. Post flowering root stem-tip cuttings in compost with bottom heat.

Melanie

  • Posted: Thu. 17th February 2011 14:57