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Scientific Name: Euphorbia polychroma
Pronunciation: you-FOR-bee-uh poll-ee-KROE-muh
Common Name: golden spurge, cushion spurge
Family Name: Euphorbiaceae
Plant Type: Herbaceous perennial
Key ID Features: Small plant with multiple upright stems; leaves produce shades of red, orange, and purple in autumn; flowers with electric yellow bracts bloom on a low cushion in April and persist, but gradually fade as stems elongate to form a 40 cm tall mound by midsummer.
Course(s): Level 4 Apprenticeship

Habit: Dense, Upright
Form: Oval - horizontal, Vase
Texture: Medium - fine
Mature Size:
Height:0.2 - 0.4m
Spread:0.3 - 0.6m
Growth Rate:Moderate
Origin: Europe
Hardiness Rating: Zone 3: (-40 to -34 C)
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil/ Growing Medium: Humus rich, Well-drained
Water Use: Moderate
Landscape Uses: Mixed shrub border, Rock garden, Woodland margin
Additional Info: Google
golden spurge, cushion spurge
Leaf Morphology:
Form: Simple
Arrangement: Alternate, Whorled
Texture/ Venation: Soft flexible
Colour in Fall: Orange, Purple, Red
Leaf(let) Terms:
Shapes: Lanceolate
Margins: Undulate (wavy)

Inflorescence Type: Floriferous, Cyathium
Flower Morphology:
Colour (petals): Showy, Green-yellow, Yellow
Flower Time at Peak: Apr, May, Jun

Fruit Type: Capsule
Fruit Colour: Brown
Fruiting Time:
Additional Info: Fruit image Credit: George Marien

Bark or Stem Colour:

Propagation: Seed, Cuttings, Division - below ground parts
Pest Susceptibility: Pest resistant, Disease resistant, Deer resistant, Rabbit resistant, Drought resistant, Aphids or adelgids, Blight or needle cast, Mealybugs, Mites
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