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Euphorbia characias /Mediterranean Spurge

Euphorbia characias   / Euphorbia characias
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A close view of foliage

A low growing, mounded, evergreen plant that has year round garden interest

Spring flowers

Close view of flowers

Cluster of spring flowers

Large planting in bloom

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia characias
Common Name: Mediterranean Spurge
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants for Xeriscapes
Plants with Fragrance
Comments: Species can stand temperatures below zero, but only if the soil remains dry. Need watering only during periods of prolonged drought. Winter foliage and spring bloom are most attractive, but under very high summer temperature it may become ratty looking. Useful in containers and borders.