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Telephone:
01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
Pulborough
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Monday-Friday, 9:00-17:30


 

The Plants

Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

spurge

Photo of Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii

£7.99

This handsome euphorbia has upright stems clothed with whorls of fleshy, glaucous leaves and topped with huge heads of chartreuse-green flowers with bronze 'eyes' from March to May. The Edwardian garden designer Gertrude Jekyll described this sun-loving, evergreen shrub as 'one of the grandest of plants'. Caution: Harmful if eaten/skin and eye irritant

Type

  • Perennials

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Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Fast growing

Uses

  • Beds and borders
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Gravel garden
  • Mediterranean style garden

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Drought tolerant
  • Ground cover
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Each stem is biennial, so will produce leaves in its first year and flower in its second. Once the stem has produced a flower it should be cut right back to its base, or to a point where there is new growth emerging, in midsummer. This will make way for lots of new, fresh shoots. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Remove seedlings as they appear.

Dimensions

Size: Large

Pot size: 2 litre

Height: 150cm

Spread: 120cm

Positions

  • Sun

Aspects

  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline

Special conditions

  • Coastal