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Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim' (Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.3m
Max height
0.45m
Max spread
2-5 years
To maturity
Low
Toxicity

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim'

Other names

Euphorbia x martinii 'Tiny Tim', Euphorbia x martini 'Waleutiny', Martin's spurge 'Tiny Tim', Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Tiny Tim' _ 'Tiny Tim' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen sub-shrub with maroon stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and, from late spring into summer, open cymes of tiny flowers with dark red nectar glands, both surrounded by conspicuous, yellow-green bracts.


Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim' is: Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

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

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Flushed yellow, Flushed green in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Flushed yellow, Flushed green in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back spent flowers shoots in late summer or early autumn.

Propagation

Cuttings should be dipped in charcoal or lukewarm water to prevent sap from bleeding.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim' (Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Edging, City, Beds and borders, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in light, well-drained soil in full sun. Best planted in areas with mild winters.

Soil type

Chalky, 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.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

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

Botanical name

Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim'

Other names

Euphorbia x martinii 'Tiny Tim', Euphorbia x martini 'Waleutiny', Martin's spurge 'Tiny Tim', Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim'

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Variety or Cultivar

'Tiny Tim' _ 'Tiny Tim' is a compact, mound-forming, evergreen sub-shrub with maroon stems bearing narrowly lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves and, from late spring into summer, open cymes of tiny flowers with dark red nectar glands, both surrounded by conspicuous, yellow-green bracts.

Foliage

Evergreen

Habit

Cushion or Mound Forming

Toxicity

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


Colour

Flower

Insignificant or absent, Flushed yellow, Flushed green in Spring; Insignificant or absent, Flushed yellow, Flushed green in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Pruning

Cut back spent flowers shoots in late summer or early autumn.

Propagation

Cuttings should be dipped in charcoal or lukewarm water to prevent sap from bleeding.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim' (Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim') will reach a height of 0.3m and a spread of 0.45m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance, Ground Cover, Edging, City, Beds and borders, Mediterranean

Cultivation

Plant in light, well-drained soil in full sun. Best planted in areas with mild winters.

Soil type

Chalky, 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.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim' (Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim')

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 x martini 'Tiny Tim' (Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim')

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.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Euphorbia x martini 'Tiny Tim' (Euphorbia 'Tiny Tim')

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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