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Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' (Spurge 'Ruby Glow')

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow'

Other names

Spurge 'Ruby Glow', Wood spurge 'Ruby Glow', Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow', Euphorbia 'Waleuphglo'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Glow' _ 'Ruby Glow' is an upright, bushy, evergreen perennial with erect, red stems bearing oblong to lance-shaped, maroon to dark purple leaves, bright red when young, and small clusters of tiny, yellow flowers surrounded by prominent, yellow-green bracts in late spring and early summer.


Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' is: Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Toxicity

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

Flower

Yellow, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Maroon in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Deer Deer

Rust Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back hard after flowering.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed freely and true to type. Divide in autumn or spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings, Seed


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Where to grow

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' (Spurge 'Ruby Glow') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Flower Arranging, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun. Best with afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Does not tolerate wet, waterlogged soil, especially in winter. Dislike hot, humid summers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial 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

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

Botanical name

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow'

Other names

Spurge 'Ruby Glow', Wood spurge 'Ruby Glow', Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow', Euphorbia 'Waleuphglo'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Ruby Glow' _ 'Ruby Glow' is an upright, bushy, evergreen perennial with erect, red stems bearing oblong to lance-shaped, maroon to dark purple leaves, bright red when young, and small clusters of tiny, yellow flowers surrounded by prominent, yellow-green bracts in late spring and early summer.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Upright, Bushy

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Yellow, Yellow-green in Spring; Yellow-green, Yellow in Summer

Foliage

Maroon in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Deer

Specific diseases

Rust

General care

Pruning

Cut back hard after flowering.

Propagation

Tends to self-seed freely and true to type. Divide in autumn or spring.

Propagation methods

Division, Basal cuttings, Seed


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' (Spurge 'Ruby Glow') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Underplanting, Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Flower Arranging, City, Beds and borders

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun. Best with afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Does not tolerate wet, waterlogged soil, especially in winter. Dislike hot, humid summers.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial 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 'Ruby Glow' (Spurge 'Ruby Glow')

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 'Ruby Glow' (Spurge 'Ruby Glow')

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.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Euphorbia 'Ruby Glow' (Spurge 'Ruby Glow')

Common pest name

Powdery mildew: cotton; Powdery mildew: eggplant; Powdery mildew: pepper; Powdery mildew: tomato

Scientific pest name

Leveillula taurica

Type

Fungus

Current status in UK

Present (Limited)

Likelihood to spread in UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Believed to be present and no statutory action is being taken. Status needs to be confirmed by survey.

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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