Urban Jungle Nursery
Ringland Lane, Old Costessey, Norwich, Norfolk, NR85BG
London Road, Weston, Beccles, Suffolk, NR34 8TT

       

£6.99  Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii - 2Ltr    


  
Euphorbia characias subsp. wulfenii - 2Ltr
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Plant Details

Soil Type: Fertile/moist/well-drained, Poor/dry
Soil PH: Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Scented?: No-scent
Seasonal Interest: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Multi-seasonal
Evergreen?: Yes
Hardiness  Fully hardy - requires no frost protection.
(Mediterranean spurge)
  (Award of Garden Merit)

Family Euphorbiaceae
Originating from Mediterranean

An architectural, evergreen sub-shrub with blue/green foliage and great fat domes of sulphur coloured flowers in spring/early summer. It looks very special in a Mediterranean-style gravel garden.
The Edwardian gardener, Gertrude Jekyll, used this as one of her signature plants to add impact to mixed planting schemes, calling it 'the grandest of plants'.
After flowering cut all flowering stems back to the base. This keeps the plant bushy. Un-pruned it looses its compact shape and becomes leggy.
It naturally occurs in rocky slopes in Portugal and will grow in poor, dry soil in sun in the UK but for really magnificent plants grow in moist but well-drained, reasonably fertile soil.

Eventual mature plant size :
Height 1.5m

Spread 1.5m
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