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Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) (Spurge (any tender perennial variety))

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety)

Other names

Spurge (any tender perennial variety)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) _ Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) are upright, rounded, or spreading, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennials or subshrubs with ovate or lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and small white or green flowers, in summer


Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) is: Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded, Upright

Toxicity

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

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

If overwintered, cut back before taking outdoors in spring after the last frost date.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) (Spurge (any tender perennial variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Greenhouse, Ground Cover, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in light, well-drained soil in sun. For summer flowering plants, overwinter indoors or discard in autumn. Under glass, grow in 3 parts loam-based compost & 1 part grit in full light & ventilation. Water sparingly & feed monthly.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety)

Other names

Spurge (any tender perennial variety)

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) _ Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) are upright, rounded, or spreading, evergreen or semi-evergreen perennials or subshrubs with ovate or lance-shaped, mid- to dark green leaves and small white or green flowers, in summer

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Bushy, Rounded, Upright

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

White in Spring; White in Summer; White in Autumn

Foliage

Mid-green, Dark-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

If overwintered, cut back before taking outdoors in spring after the last frost date.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia (any tender perennial variety) (Spurge (any tender perennial variety)) will reach a height of 4m and a spread of 2.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, Conservatory, Containers, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Gravel, Greenhouse, Ground Cover, Mediterranean, Rock

Cultivation

In frost-free areas, grow in light, well-drained soil in sun. For summer flowering plants, overwinter indoors or discard in autumn. Under glass, grow in 3 parts loam-based compost & 1 part grit in full light & ventilation. Water sparingly & feed monthly.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

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

Indoor heated (H1), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 12, Zone 11, Zone 10

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