• Euphorbia stygiana

Euphorbia stygiana

Azores Spurge
Size: ex 1.5L pot

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Quick Overview

  • Shrubby bush
  • Foliage arranged in distinctive exotic rosettes
  • Pale yellow flower bracts
  • Full sun; warm, sheltered aspect
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Description

Euphorbia stygiana, is one of the most spectacular of the shrubby Euphorbias and closely resembles Euphorbia mellifera with its handsome broad lime-green foliage that forms a symmetrical shape on the growing stem and a pronounced pale mid-rib. Whereas Euphorbia mellifera comes from Madiera, Euphorbia stygiana is endemic to the Azores and although it has been in cultivation in the UK for many years it is relatively unknown and rarely seen.

Although hardy in more southerly and coastal locations, a certain amount of common sense is required to grow Euphorbia stygiana. It needs a sheltered, well-drained sunny location. It should be fleeced in extended periods of sub-zero temperatures. It will need serious fleecing in colder locations. Try to be a zone-pushing hero with this and you may lose it. Grow it with care and common sense and you will have the most wonderful and rewarding plant .

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Additional Information

Order Malpighiales
Family Euphorbiaceae
Sub-Family Euphorbioideae
Synonyms Tithymalus stygianus
Geographical Origin The Azores
Cultivation Full sun; warm, sheltered aspect. Well drained soil. Protect in winter
Eventual Height 1.8m
Eventual Spread 2m
Hardiness Hardy in more favoured locations. Needs winter protection in extreme winters or more northerly or inland locations. Mulch heavily

Euphorbia stygiana

Azores Spurge
Size: ex 1.5L pot

Availability: Sold Out

£10.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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