Plants: Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Posted by 02.04. 2016 21:10:33 (7496 readers)

Mediterranean spurge is an excellent architectural plant. It has linear grey-green leaves formed along the entire length of stem which is upto 1m tall. Flowers are yellow-green cyathias borne in dense cylindrical to spherical, terminal cymes from early spring to early summer. Cut out flowered stems to ground after flowering to encourage growth of new stems that will flower in the next season. It is soil tolerant but prefers slightly acidic and moist during the season but dry in winter. It withstands temperatures of -15°C without damage to leaves or terminal flower buds. The safest way to grow this small shrub, however, is to overwinter it in frost-free place with enough sunlight.

Size/type: low or groundcovering
Usual height: 0.5-1m
Usual width:
Leaves: evergreen broadleaf
Colour of leaves: green
Flowers: showy
Colour of flowers: light green
Blooming time: may - june
Location: full to partial sun
Usda zone (lowest): 7 (down to -18°c)
Belongs to categories: perennials evergreen broadleaf

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii - Mediterranean spurge

Milan Havlis, Specializované zahradnictví
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