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EUPHORBIA x martinii
Commonly known as Spurge, Wolf's milk
EUPHORBIA x martinii
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Narrow, lance-shaped, mid-green leaves to 7cm (3in), often tinged purple when young. Flowers in terminal cymes 10-12cm (4-5in) across.
Medium shrub Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
Upright, clump-forming subshrub
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)
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.
Good to know - E. amygdaloides x E. characias. Wildlife plant - insects
Pests & Diseases
aphids, grey mould, mildew.
Place of origin
Frost hardy (down to -5)
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
Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
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Hardy all year round foliage colour. Blue-green leaves edged yellow and tipped with pink in winter