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Euphorbia resinifera

Spurge

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourVarious
  • Leaf ColourBlue-grey

Description

Euphorbia resinifera (Spurge). This is a succulent species will produce a blue-grey clump it will grow to about 60cm high or more and about 2m wide.

Characteristics

Annual, Perennial or Biennial, Deciduous or Evergreen, Succulent or Cactus

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

It is rather spiny, so watch out.

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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