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Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' (Spurge 'Black Pearl')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.75m
Max height
0.75m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'

Other names

Spurge 'Black Pearl'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Black Pearl' _ 'Black Pearl' is an evergreen perennial with architectural, upright, leafy stems. From early spring, it bears long-lasting terminal clusters of lime-green cupped flowers with black centres.


Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' is: Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, 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; Lime green in Summer; Lime green in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


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Where to grow

Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' (Spurge 'Black Pearl') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in full sun. If necessary, add grit or sharp sand to the soil to improve drainage. Dislikes winter wet, so a gravel mulch will help avoid rotting.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'

Other names

Spurge 'Black Pearl'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Black Pearl' _ 'Black Pearl' is an evergreen perennial with architectural, upright, leafy stems. From early spring, it bears long-lasting terminal clusters of lime-green cupped flowers with black centres.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Clump-forming, 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; Lime green in Summer; Lime green in Autumn

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Division


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl' (Spurge 'Black Pearl') will reach a height of 0.75m and a spread of 0.75m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Beds and borders, City, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in full sun. If necessary, add grit or sharp sand to the soil to improve drainage. Dislikes winter wet, so a gravel mulch will help avoid rotting.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

Hardiness

Hardy (H4)

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