EUPHORBIA amygdaloides purpurea

Commonly known as Wolf's milk, Wood spurge

(rubra) - reddish bronze foliage, upright growing
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Spoon-shaped, matt, dark-green leaves 2.5-8cm (1-3in) long, red beneath, becoming darker in winter.
  • Yellow
    Acid-yellow.
  • Height
    80cm (32in)
  • Spread
    30cm (12in)
  • Herbaceous
    Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch.
    Softly hairy perennial with reddish green stems. Produces flowers in terminal cymes 20cm (8in) tall.
  • 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)
  • Partial shade
    Or light dappled shade.

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides purpurea

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - insects. Remove stems after flowering to promote new basal growth
    Pests & Diseases
    Aphids, grey mould.
    Place of origin
    Europe, Turkey, Caucasus.
  • Hardiness
    Frost hardy (down to -5)
  • Leaf Colour (if not green)
    Purple
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich.
  • Toxic - Category B - CAUTION
    Skin & eye irritant
    Harmful if eaten (People & Pets)
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
    Rabbit Resistant
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80cm (32in)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Watering Can
  30cm (12in)
 

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