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Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) (Spurge (any hardy, deciduous perennial))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.6m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial)

Other names

Spurge (any hardy, deciduous perennial)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Euphorbia (Spurge), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) are clump- or mound-forming, deciduous perennials with upright stems bearing whorls of oblong or elliptic, green leaves, sometimes flushed purple or red, and, in late spring and early summer, terminal clusters of bright yellow flowers surrounded by bright yellow-green bracts.


Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) is: Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

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

Flower

Bright-yellow, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded flower shoots to the base in late summer or early autumn. Cut back low in late summer if plant is flopping. This will encourage a bushier, branching habit and avoid an open, unsightly crown.

Propagation

Seed may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


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Where to grow

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) (Spurge (any hardy, deciduous perennial)) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Dislikes winter wet. Site in partial shade in areas with hot, humid summers. Drought tolerant once established but benefits from irrigation in hot, dry summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial 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

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Botanical name

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial)

Other names

Spurge (any hardy, deciduous perennial)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) _ If you don't know the variety name of your Euphorbia (Spurge), you can add this plant to your lists to get care advice.

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) are clump- or mound-forming, deciduous perennials with upright stems bearing whorls of oblong or elliptic, green leaves, sometimes flushed purple or red, and, in late spring and early summer, terminal clusters of bright yellow flowers surrounded by bright yellow-green bracts.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Clump-forming, Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Green in Spring; Green in Summer; Green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids

Specific diseases

Grey mould

General care

Pruning

Cut back faded flower shoots to the base in late summer or early autumn. Cut back low in late summer if plant is flopping. This will encourage a bushier, branching habit and avoid an open, unsightly crown.

Propagation

Seed may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia (any hardy, deciduous perennial) (Spurge (any hardy, deciduous perennial)) will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.6m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Gravel, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Underplanting

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Dislikes winter wet. Site in partial shade in areas with hot, humid summers. Drought tolerant once established but benefits from irrigation in hot, dry summers.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial 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, Zone 5

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