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EUPHORBIA amygdaloides var robbiae

Commonly known as Wolf's milk, Wood spurge

Lime-green-yellow flowers
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  • Evergreen - leaves broader than E. amygdaloides, leathery and glossy.
  • Green
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 30cm (12in)
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil - spreads widely by rhizomes. Can become invasive. Flowers in terminal cymes to 18cm (7in) tall.
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun - will tolerate full sun if soil is permanently moist
  • Partial shade - or light dappled shade
  • Caution, toxic if eaten, may cause skin allergy or irritant - These plants are toxic if eaten and may also cause a skin allergy, rash, irritation to eyes and skin.
  • Additional Features - Good to know - - syn. E. robbiae (Mrs. Robb's bonnet). Wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, grey mould.
  • Place of origin - northwestern Turkey.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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