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Cypress Spurge

Euphorbia cyparissias

Bonaparte's crown, Faitour's grass, Graveyard ground pine, Graveyard weed, Irish moss, Kiss-me-Dick, Love in a huddle, Tree spurge, Welcome-to-our-house

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This delicate and miniature euphorbia with its lime green yellow flowers brightens up any dry border. Often likened to a mini cypress tree due to its linear spiky foliage, its upright nature give it architectural benefits. This plant will establish and spread quickly, sometimes too quickly if not carefully managed.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Fruiting time
Spring, Summer

Harvesting

Collect seeds in late summer.

Propagation

Division
Dig up and divide in spring and plant in desired locations.
Seed
Seeds can be collected in late summer before they are dispersed naturally by means of explosion. Seeds should sown at a shallow depth.

Special features

Drought resistant
Thrives in a dry soil and can withstand prolonged periods of drought.

Geography

Origin
Europe

Environment

Light
Full Sun
Soil moisture
Dry
Soil type
Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Personality

Family
Euphorbiaceae
Flower colour
Vibrant lime green-yellow, Green
Scent
Mild

Problems

Due to the acrid sap very little pests bother the plant, although they can suffer from rust.

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