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Euphorbia exigua

Dwarf spurge

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Features

  • BloomsMay to October
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourYellowish
  • Leaf ColourGreyish

Description

Euphorbia exigua (Dwarf spurge). This annual species will produce linear greyish leaves, and yellow flowers in late spring.

Characteristics

Annual, Deciduous or Evergreen, Shrub or Tree

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 tender (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

Sow the annual seeds in the spring, the hardy perennial as soon as the seeds are ripe, you can divide the perennials in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for grey mould, aphids and mealbugs.

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