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Euphorbia myrsinites /Myrtle Spurge, Donkey Tail

Euphorbia myrsinites  / Euphorbia myrsinites
Ground cover planting of the Myrtle Spurge
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Ground cover planting of the Myrtle Spurge


Close view of young spring foliage

Close view of foliage and small flowers

Young, spring foliage

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Scientific Name: Euphorbia myrsinites
Common Name: Myrtle Spurge, Donkey Tail
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
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Comments: This is a relatively low growing perennial that produces oval-shaped, blue-green, fleshy, succulent foliage that are arranged in a spiral fashion up ascending stems. Cannot tolerate hot, humid conditions of the Lower South.