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EvergreenLeaves to 13cm (5in)
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Hardy - average winterHardy 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)Borderline
EUPHORBIA characias 'Silver Swan'
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowCultivar of subsp. characias. Wildlife plant - insects but flowers shy to openPests & DiseasesAphids, grey mould.Place of originGarden origin. UK. Sport found by Dr. D. Willis, Yorkshire.
Garden Location/ConditionsBorderSuits a mixed or herbaceous border
Leaf Colour (if not green)Silver variegated
(see photos above)
(see photos above)Obovate (see photos above)
Pruning groupPruning group 4Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsMedium to light, fertile, well drained soil
Toxic - Category B - CAUTIONSkin & eye irritantHarmful if eaten (People & Pets)
WildlifeBee friendlyRabbit Resistant
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