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Euphorbia candelabrum

Spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height10m to 20m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitInverted cone
  • Flower ColourGolden green
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Euphorbia candelabrum (Spurge). A striking succulent tree which grows up to 20m tall. The crown looks like a candelabra with ascending and curving 3 to 5 sided stems with ridges and spines.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Tree or Succulent

Other common names

Milkweed

Origin

Africa

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy
  • 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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