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Take care when pruning as the plant produces a poisonous milky sap when cut. Always wear gloves and goggles when pruning and keep children and pets away too until the sap has stopped dripping.
Mediterranean Spruge (E. characias ssp. wulfenii)
Much loved for the cottage garden, this rounded shrub produces outstanding blue-green foliage on upright stems. Flowers appear from late winter to spring that stand tall above the foliage with their large heads of lime green bracts. Can handle light frosts in winter.
Euphorbia Snow Flake/Hip Hop (E. leucocephela)
This is a popular Euphorbia due to its easy care nature and its abundance of delicate white flowers that appear at the top of the stems during autumn and winter. Great for planting in cottage style gardens or hanging baskets.
This species doesn’t handle the cold as well as others and is best grown in the temperate to sub tropical regions. Cut back flowering stems in early spring to promote further growth.
Creeping Spurge (E. myrsinites)
For an easy care ground cover, this species is a great choice. It can handle light frosts and hot dry weather as well. In addition to being a great ground cover they produce wonderful flowers in Spring and Summer that change colour from green to pink during the flowering season.
Firesticks (E. tirucalli)
For a completely different Euphorbia, take a peek at Firesticks. This upright shrub, with its green base and red tips is a great addition and perfect feature plant for pots or gardens.
Best for the temperate to sub tropical climates as they don’t handle frosts due to the tender stems.
Poinsettia (E. pulcherrima)
This popular Christmas plant also belongs to this wonderful family. Easy care, loves full sun and provides wonderful coloured bracts in the winter, when planted in the garden.