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EUPHORBIA stygiana

Commonly known as Spurge, Wolf's milk

A rare species which is endangered in the wild in the Azores. It grows to around 5 feet as an architectural shrub, narrow bright green leaves and honey scented flowerheads

Estimated availability autumn 2020 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
£16.00 each

Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2020
  • Evergreen - leaves, to 15cm (6in) long, have prominent pale midribs
  • Yellow - yellow green
  • Height - 1.4m (5ft)
  • Spread - 2m (6½ft)
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - clump-forming perennial. Produces terminal clusters of pale yellow flowers
  • 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) - borderline
  • Full sun - shelter from strong winds
  • 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 - Architectural interest -
  • Good to know - can be cut back to control its size. Wildlife plant - insects
  • Pests & Diseases - aphids, grey mould
  • Place of origin - Azores
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • 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
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - honey-scented
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
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  • Soil Conditions - Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil -
  • Wildlife - Bee friendly -
  • Rabbit Resistant
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1.4m (5ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  2m (6½ft)
 

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