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Alpine RockeryHerbaceous Perennial

Euphorbia myrsinites
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broad-leaved glaucous spurge

E. myrsinites is an evergreen perennial with trailing leafy stems to 35cm in length. Leaves slightly fleshy, bright glaucous green; flowers yellow green, in terminal clusters 10cm in width

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Size
Ultimate height
Up to 10cm
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Yellow Blue Grey Silver
Summer Blue Grey Silver
Autumn Blue Grey Silver
Winter Blue Grey Silver
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

North–facing or West–facing or East–facing or South–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Euphorbiaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Trailing
Potentially harmful
All parts are highly toxic by ingestion, sap may irritate skin and eyes. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Genus

Euphorbia can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or succulents, with milky sap and small flowers held within cupped, often colourful bracts

Name status

Correct

Plant range
S Europe, Asia Minor

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in full sun

Propagation

Propagate by seed or division

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Gravel garden
  • Rock garden
  • Mediterranean climate plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free

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