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Euphorbia myrsinites

Botanical Name: Common Names:
Euphorbia myrsinites Myrtle Spurge, Blue Spurge, Broad Leaved Glaucous Spurge,

Native: Foliage Type:
No Evergreen

Plant Type: Plant Habit:
Succulents & Cacti Spreading

Attractive low-growing succulent perennial with blue-green foliage. Unique, large greenish-yellow flower heads appear from Winter to Spring. Easy to grow, a staple in many cottage gardens. Grows quickly and may need frequent trimming. Also, may self-seed readily if left alone and can become invasive.

Mature Height: Mature Width:
15-30cm <30cm

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

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

Pests & Diseases: Generally trouble free

Cultural Notes: Prefers a sunny site in well drained soil. Cut flowers back to ground level after flowering - wear gloves, glasses and arm protection as sap can irritate skin and. Hands and tools will need a wash post-pruning.

Plant Care
Annual slow release fertiliser, Liquid feed

Family Name: Origin:
Euphobiaceae Europe

Foliage Colour: Blue
Flower Colour: Yellow
Flower Fragrant: No
Flowering Season: Spring
Fruit: Insignificant

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