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Euphorbia 'Efanthia' (Spurge 'Efanthia')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.6m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia 'Efanthia'

Other names

Spurge 'Efanthia', Euphorbia 'Imprefant', Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Efanthia', Wood spurge 'Efanthia'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Efanthia' _ 'Efanthia' is an upright, buhsy, evergreen perennial with whorls of ovate to elliptic, dark blue-green leaves, red to maroon when young and flushed maroon in autumn and winter. Clusters of tiny, inconspicuous flowers surrounded by large, yellow-green bracts bloom from mid-spring to early summer.


Euphorbia 'Efanthia' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

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

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage

Maroon, Dark-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids Aphids

Grey mould Grey mould

General care

Propagation methods

Division


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Where to grow

Euphorbia 'Efanthia' (Spurge 'Efanthia') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

This plant will tolerate moist soils and is happy in sun or shade.

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

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Botanical name

Euphorbia 'Efanthia'

Other names

Spurge 'Efanthia', Euphorbia 'Imprefant', Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Efanthia', Wood spurge 'Efanthia'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Efanthia' _ 'Efanthia' is an upright, buhsy, evergreen perennial with whorls of ovate to elliptic, dark blue-green leaves, red to maroon when young and flushed maroon in autumn and winter. Clusters of tiny, inconspicuous flowers surrounded by large, yellow-green bracts bloom from mid-spring to early summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-green in Autumn

Foliage

Maroon, Dark-green 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 'Efanthia' (Spurge 'Efanthia') will reach a height of 0.6m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

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

Cultivation

This plant will tolerate moist soils and is happy in sun or shade.

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 'Efanthia' (Spurge 'Efanthia')

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 'Efanthia' (Spurge 'Efanthia')

Common pest name

Banded-winged whitefly

Scientific pest name

Trialeurodes abutiloneus

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

Polyphagous whitefly native to the Americas with the potential to introduce harmful viruses to the UK. EU regulation should be considered and further assessed by EPPO.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Euphorbia 'Efanthia' (Spurge 'Efanthia')

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.

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/

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