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EUPHORBIA characias 'Silver Swan'

Commonly known as Spurge, Wolf's milk

Dazzling silver variegated foliage and silver variegated flower heads
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  • Evergreen - leaves to 13cm (5in)
  • White - silver white
  • Height - 1m (39in)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - perennial with strong, upright stems.
  • 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
  • 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 - - cultivar of subsp. characias. Wildlife plant - insects but flowers shy to open
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, grey mould.
  • Place of origin - garden origin. UK. Sport found by Dr. D. Willis, Yorkshire.
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Silver variegated -
  • Leaf margin - Entire - see photos above
  • Leaf shape - Linear - see photos above
  • Obovate
  • 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 -
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  • Winter
  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1m (39in)
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