OK
In progress indicator

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' (Wood spurge 'Craigieburn' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.45m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn'

Other names

Wood spurge 'Craigieburn'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Craigieburn' _ 'Craigieburn' is an upright, bushy, evergreen perennial with spoon- to lance-shaped, reddish-purple leaves and lime-green flowers in spring.


Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Spreading, Upright

Toxicity

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

Flower

Lime green in Spring

Foliage

Reddish-purple in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Sign up for your FREE ACCOUNT today or login to receive detailed monthly care instructions

Where to grow

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' (Wood spurge 'Craigieburn' ) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

This plant will tolerate moist soils and is suitable for sun or dappled shade. It can be invasive, spreading by rhizomes and seed. More resistant to mildew than others in the species.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn'

Other names

Wood spurge 'Craigieburn'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Craigieburn' _ 'Craigieburn' is an upright, bushy, evergreen perennial with spoon- to lance-shaped, reddish-purple leaves and lime-green flowers in spring.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Spreading, Upright

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Lime green in Spring

Foliage

Reddish-purple in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' (Wood spurge 'Craigieburn' ) will reach a height of 0.45m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, City, Cottage/Informal, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Underplanting, Woodland

Cultivation

This plant will tolerate moist soils and is suitable for sun or dappled shade. It can be invasive, spreading by rhizomes and seed. More resistant to mildew than others in the species.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' (Wood spurge 'Craigieburn' )

Common pest name

grape ground pearl

Scientific pest name

Margarodes vitis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

5

General biosecurity comments

Main pathway; Vitis spp. plants for planting; already prohibited. However; further consideration of other pathways is required.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' (Wood spurge 'Craigieburn' )

Common pest name

cotton mealybug

Scientific pest name

Phenacoccus solenopsis

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Watching brief for potential impact on tomato production in the Mediterranean. Other southern European countries likely to be more at risk. Precautionary action will be taken on findings on planting material to protect glasshouse crops and botanical gardens.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' (Wood spurge 'Craigieburn' )

Common pest name

pink wax scale; red was scale; ruby wax scale

Scientific pest name

Ceroplastes rubens

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Based on its biology and low potential impact continued action on this pest in the UK would not be considered appropriate. It is likely to be of more concern to southern Member States of the EU; as it is an economic pest of citrus.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

In order to add a note on this plant, please add this plant to your plant lists.

In progress indicator
Full size image
In progress indicator
Caption

Caption

Cancel and close this form
In progress indicator
This plant likes... Garden match
Soil types: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy Tell us...
Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained, Well-drained Tell us...
Soil pH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral Tell us...
Light: Partial Shade, Full Shade, Full Sun Tell us...
Aspect: North, South, East, West Tell us...
Exposure: Exposed, Sheltered Tell us...
Hardiness: Hardy (H4) Tell us...

DISCUSS THIS PLANT

is this best to be planted in the ground or will it still grow and look good in a pot. how much water does it need

is this best to be planted in the ground or will it still grow and look good in a pot. how much water does it need? read more

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn'

Just looking at the description of this on the Shoot site, I would say that the foliage is not dark green throughout the year but it is claret-red when young and then fades to dark green as they… read more

There are 0 active discussions about Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Craigieburn' (Wood spurge 'Craigieburn' )

View all discussions

GARDENS WITH THIS PLANT

My Garden
My Garden
linda garner

Report content or feedback to Shoot

To add ? to your lists,
login to your account or subscribe.

Find out more about plant lists here

or Login


To check if this plant is suitable for your garden first login to your account or subscribe.

or Login

In progress indicator
Note

Note

You are adding a note to: ?

Cancel