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Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’

Wood spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.25m to 0.4m
  • Spread0.2m to 4m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourDark red purple leaves

Description

Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Purpurea’ (Wood spurge). Has narrowly oval leaves, heavily suffused with purple-red. Bears cup-shaped, yellow flowers in mid-spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, 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
  • WaterMoist

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

This is susceptible to mildew.

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