Wood spurge

Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Wood spurge - Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Common Name: Wood spurge
Genus: Euphorbia
Species: amygdaloides var. robbiae

Category: Perennials
Growth Rate: Fast growing
Features: Suitable for ground cover, Long flowering period

Hardiness: HardyHeight: 0.60 m (60 cm)
Sun/Shade: Partial shadeSpread: 0.30 m (30 cm)

Foliage Type: EvergreenFlower Colour: Green, Yellow
Foliage Colour: GreenFlowering Period: April to June

Soil Type: Normal/Loam
Soil Moisture: Dry, well drained or Moist, but well drained

A compact shade-loving spreading euphorbia that has a long-lasting lime-green flowers in late spring above rosettes of glossy dark green leaves. It's a valuable plant for difficult areas of dry shade particularly under trees and it also looks at home in a woodland setting. As it is evergreen and suckering it also makes attractive groundcover. Left unchecked it can become invasive romping through areas of a small garden.

  • Garden care: In autumn cut back the faded flower stems avoiding new ones. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Remove unwanted seedlings each spring as part of routine border maintenance.

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