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Euphorbia amygdaloides - 'Robbiae' (Wood Spurge)

Euphorbia amygdaloides - 'Robbiae' (Wood Spurge)
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Type Herbaceous flower, Deciduous, Ground cover, Flowering
Form Low Growing or Spreading Plant, Architectural Form
Size Low Border / Edging / Ground Cover Plant (up to 50cm height)
Colours Green Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Some Maintenance Required - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Euphorbia amygdaloides Description

This low growing perennial produces sprays of lime green flowers / bracts in late spring. Its compact habit makes it ideal for front of border planting. It has attractive foliage and spreads rapidly, making good ground cover. 70cm by 40cm and spreading!


Euphorbia amygdaloides - Cultivation Notes

Plant in any well drained yet fertile soil in sun or partial shade. This perennial is well suited to woodland planting, but beware of invasive growth and toxic sap.


Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage


Strengths of Euphorbia amygdaloides:

  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Suitable for container growing
  • Architectural plant – ideal as a ‘stand out’ plant
  • Tolerates full sun and sandy, drought-prone soils
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils
  • Suitable for planting in full shade

Weaknesses of Euphorbia amygdaloides

  • Poisonous if eaten/irritating sap
  • Invasive/spreading root growth

Design & Plant Use for Euphorbia amygdaloides:

  • Winter/early spring flowering herbaceous plant for early colour and extended seasonal interest
  • Low growing ground cover planting on dry chalky soils

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Common Missspellings: Uphorbia, Uforbia, Euphorbea, Euforbia, Uphorbea

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