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Euphorbia (any hardy, evergreen, perennial variety) (Spurge (any hardy, evergreen perennial variety))

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, evergreen, perennial variety)

Other names

Spurge (any hardy, evergreen perennial variety)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

Euphorbia (any hardy, evergreen, perennial variety) _ 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, evergreen, perennial variety) are upright, bushy, evergreen perennials with oblong, ovate, or spoon-shaped, green leaves, sometimes flushed purple or red, and, in late spring and early summer, cymes of tiny, bright yellow flowers surrounded by bright yellow-green bracts.


Euphorbia (any hardy, evergreen, perennial variety) is: Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

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

Flushed red, Flushed purple, Green in All seasons

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.

Propagation

Seed may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Euphorbia (any hardy, evergreen, perennial variety) (Spurge (any hardy, evergreen perennial variety)) 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. Most will tolerate dry shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Euphorbia (any hardy, evergreen, perennial variety)

Other names

Spurge (any hardy, evergreen perennial variety)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

Euphorbia (any hardy, evergreen, perennial variety) _ 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, evergreen, perennial variety) are upright, bushy, evergreen perennials with oblong, ovate, or spoon-shaped, green leaves, sometimes flushed purple or red, and, in late spring and early summer, cymes of tiny, bright yellow flowers surrounded by bright yellow-green bracts.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Bushy, Upright

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

Flushed red, Flushed purple, Green in All seasons


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.

Propagation

Seed may not come true to type.

Propagation methods

Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia (any hardy, evergreen, perennial variety) (Spurge (any hardy, evergreen perennial variety)) 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. Most will tolerate dry shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

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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