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Spurge

Euphorbia characias

This evergreen spurge can get to 1.5 m high. It has blue green downy leaves. in early spring it produces numerous bright yellow green flowers.

Planning

Difficulty
Moderate
Flowering time
Spring, Winter
Fruiting time
Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Division
Divide clumps in early spring
Cuttings
Take basal cuttings in spring or early summer.

Geography

Origin
Mediterranean

Environment

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

Uses

Notes
This low maintenance plant is drought tolerant and suits gravel, Mediterranean and coastal gardens. It is used to cover banks & slopes as well as planted in beds of informal gardens.

Personality

Family
Euphorbiaceae
Flower colour
Yellow, Green
Scent
None

Problems

Can be attacked by aphids but is generally trouble free.

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