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Euphorbia myrsinites (Broad leaved glaucous spurge)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.1m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia myrsinites

Other names

Broad leaved glaucous spurge

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Species

E. myrsinites - E. myrsinites is a mat-forming evergreen plant with spreading stems, fleshy bright-green leaves, and clusters of yellow-green flowers flowers.


Euphorbia myrsinites is: Evergreen

Habit

Trailing

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-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 myrsinites (Broad leaved glaucous spurge) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Rock, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Gravel

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

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

Botanical name

Euphorbia myrsinites

Other names

Broad leaved glaucous spurge

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Species

E. myrsinites - E. myrsinites is a mat-forming evergreen plant with spreading stems, fleshy bright-green leaves, and clusters of yellow-green flowers flowers.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Trailing

Toxicity

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

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green in Summer; Yellow-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 myrsinites (Broad leaved glaucous spurge) will reach a height of 0.1m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Rock, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Gravel

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

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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