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Euphorbia x martinii (Martin's spurge)

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

Plant details

Botanical name

Euphorbia x martinii

Other names

Martin's spurge

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Species

E. x martinii - E. x martinii is a upright, clump-forming, evergreen sub-shrub with red-flushed stems bearing lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves, often flushed purple when young, and, from spring to midsummer, cymes of tiny purple flowers surrounded by prominent, yellow-green bracts.


Euphorbia x martinii 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.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Purple, Yellow-green in Spring; Purple, Yellow-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 spent flower shoots to the ground in late summer or autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


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Where to grow

Euphorbia x martinii (Martin's spurge) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, light soil in full sun. Prefers mild areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

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 x martinii

Other names

Martin's spurge

Genus

Euphorbia Euphorbia

Species

E. x martinii - E. x martinii is a upright, clump-forming, evergreen sub-shrub with red-flushed stems bearing lance-shaped, dark grey-green leaves, often flushed purple when young, and, from spring to midsummer, cymes of tiny purple flowers surrounded by prominent, yellow-green bracts.

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.

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Purple, Yellow-green in Spring; Purple, Yellow-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 spent flower shoots to the ground in late summer or autumn.

Propagation methods

Basal cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Euphorbia x martinii (Martin's spurge) will reach a height of 1m and a spread of 1m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses

City, Beds and borders, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, light soil in full sun. Prefers mild areas.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

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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Euphorbia x martinii in my North facing front garden (16/03/2012)

(28/05/2011)

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