EUPHORBIA polychroma

Commonly known as Cushion spurge, Wolf's milk

  • Deciduous
  • Yellow
    Acid yellow
  • Height
    40cm (16in)
  • Spread
    60cm (24in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Clump forming perennial. Robust, softly-hairy stems. Oval to elliptic, dark-green leaves 3.5-5cm (1½-2in) long, sometimes purple-tinged. Long-lasting flowers in terminal cymes 4-8cm (1½-3in) across.
  • Hardy - very cold winter
    Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

EUPHORBIA polychroma

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Syn. E. epithymoides. Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects.
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, grey mould.
    Place of origin
    Central and southern Europe, Turkey.
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 4
    Suitable for: Deciduous trees and shrubs that flower on current year's growth or are grown for winter stem effect.
    Pruning: Hard prune to a low permanent framework.
    When: Annually in early Spring.

    RHS group 5, 6 & 7
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
    Well drained, dry, poor to moderately fertile soil
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Skin & eye irritant
    Harmful if eaten (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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40cm (16in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Hand Trowel
  60cm (24in)
 

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