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Euphorbia mellifera

Spurge

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Features

  • BloomsMay to May
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1.5m to 2.5m
  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourOrange-yellow
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Euphorbia mellifera (Spurge). This species is a bushy evergreen shrub, the leaves are oblong-lance-shaped and medium green. The flowers are produced in terminal cymes of orange blooms from late spring.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Fragrant

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Grow in light, well-drained soil with a position in full sun.

Propagation

Sow the annual seeds in the spring. You can divide the perennials in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for grey mould, aphids and mealbugs.

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