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Euphorbia amygdaloides

Wood spurge

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.6m to 0.9m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.35m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euphorbia amygdaloides (Wood spurge). This is an upright perennial which will grow to 1m high and has dark green, spoon-shaped leaves 8cm long, The flowerheads are yellowish green bracts in mid-spring to early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

Europe

Interest and use

Borders, under shrubs,

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHumus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Watch out it is poisonous and allergenic.

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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