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Euphorbia characias

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Plant Size
70cm × 15cm

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Plant Finder: about Euphorbia characias

Common names



Euphorbia characias (Spurge). This is a shrubby perennial with unusual flowers of deep rich green which are usually cup-shaped and held in large clusters. They are often used as an ornamental accent in both formal and informal gardens.


They are hardy and evergreen. Watch out; they are poisonous and allergenic.

Interest and use

Border, hedging, edging, foliage, ornamental.

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Euphorbia characias | Mudgley, Wedmore, Somerset, BS28 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilChalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

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