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Euphorbia characias

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Euphorbia characias Mediterranean Spurge,
Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen
Plant Type: Plant Habit:
TBA Clumping, Rounded, Upright

An attractive Euphorbia featuring long stems of grey-green foliage and insignificant flowers surrounded by light green bracts in spring. The unusual structure and striking foliage of Euphorbias makes them an eye-catching addition to any garden. This is a low maintenance, hardy and dry tolerant variety, perfect for contemporary gardens. Grows approx. 1.2m H x 1.2m W. CAUTION- milky sap is toxic, wear gloves and protective eyewear when pruning or moving.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
1-2m 1-2m

Position: Soil Type:
Full Sun Loam, Sandy, Well Drained

Landscape Use(s)
Borders / Shrubbery, Coastal Garden, Courtyard, Feature, Foliage Feature / Colour, Low Water Garden, Rockery, Container / Pot

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes:

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Keep moist during dry periods

Family Name: Origin:
Euphorbiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Green, Grey
Flower Colour: Insignificant
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

Requirements Tolerances
Growth Rate: Moderate
Maintenance Level: Low
Water Usage: Low
Drought: Medium / Moderate
Frost: Moderate
Wind: Medium / Moderate