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Euphorbia myrsinites AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Herbaceous Perennial or Alpine/Rockery

Habit

Trailing

Toxicity

All parts are highly toxic by ingestion; sap may irritate skin and eyes

Resilience

Hardiness

H4 (hardy - average winter)

Colour

Flower

Yellow in Spring

Foliage

Blue and Grey/Silver in Autumn, Spring, Summer and Winter

Size

Ultimate height

Up to 10 cm

Ultimate spread

0.1-0.5 metres

Time to ultimate height

2-5 years


Preferred common name

broad-leaved glaucous spurge

Family

Euphorbiaceae


Euphorbia can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or succulents, with milky sap and small flowers held within cupped, often colourful bracts

E. myrsinites is an evergreen perennial with trailing leafy stems to 35cm in length. Leaves slightly fleshy, bright glaucous green; flowers yellow green, in terminal clusters 10cm in width

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Full sun

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid, Alkaline or Neutral
  • Chalk, Clay, Sand or Loam

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Gravel Garden, Mediterranean Climate Plants or Rock Garden


How to care

Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free