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Euphorbia canariensis

Spurge

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  • Euphorbia canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • Euphorbia canariensis | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018

Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height8m to 15m
  • Spread3m to 8m
  • Growth HabitInverted cone
  • Flower ColourReddish green
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Euphorbia canariensis (Spurge). A succulent shrub growing to about 12m or more. The many mid green stems ascend in upward curves with toothed ridges. The flowers are reddish green in colour.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Succulent

Other common names

Milkweed

Origin

Canary Islands and Africa

Interest and use

Shade and interest

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

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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