Euphorbia characias, commonly known as Spurge, Wolf's Milk, is a medium evergreen shrub and typically grows to around 4-6 feet in height with green flowers with chocolate centres.
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)
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.
- Euphorbia characias, (Spurge, Wolf's Milk)
- Evergreen shrub, typically grows to around 4-6 feet
- Green flowers with chocolate centres
- Cut out flowered shoots if seed is not required
- Wildlife plant - nectar and pollen for insects
- Pests & Diseases - aphids, grey mould
- Full Sun in medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
- Height - 1.2m (4ft)
- Spread - 1.2m (4ft)
- Flowers March - May
- Supplied in 1.5 - 2 litre pot
- Available singularly or sets of 3
- Allow 7 - 14 days for delivery