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Euphorbia obtusifolia

Spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height1m to 2m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitOpen branched
  • Flower ColourPale green
  • Leaf ColourLight green

Description

Euphorbia obtusifolia (Spurge). This species is a small tree with a short trunk and a wide, almost round crown with branches that carry the leaves in tufts at the tips. It is a common plant in warm dry regions such as the Canary Islands and North Africa.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Tree

Other common names

Milkweed

Origin

North Africa and Canary Islands

Interest and use

Interesting growth habit

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilSandy, Poor quality
  • Soil pH6.0 to 7.0
  • WaterDry

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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