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Euphorbia × pasteuri

Devil's honey

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height0.6m to 1.5m
  • Spread1.5m
  • Growth HabitBushy round
  • Flower ColourYellow-brown
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euphorbia × pasteuri (Devil's honey). A medium-sized rounded shrub with narrow, lance-shaped dark green leaves with a central vein. The flowers, which appear in mid-late Spring, are honey scented with yellow-brown bracts. These are followed by small wart-like seed pods.

This fine plant is a cross between E. mellifera and E. stygiana.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

Origin

Hybrid of plants from the Canaries and the Azores

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers which are great in borders. Suitable for coastal conditions.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They are fully hardy to frost tender, min 5-15C, and will grow well in sun or partial shade with moist but well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by basal cuttings in the spring or summer, by division in spring or early autumn or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Milky sap may irritate skin. Grey mould and mealy bugs may be problematic.

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