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Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Rubra’

Wood spurge

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to June
  • Height0.6m to 10m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourYellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourDeep red

Description

Euphorbia amygdaloides ‘Rubra’ (Wood spurge). Has deep red, oval leaves.

Characteristics

Perennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub or Herbaceous

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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