Scientific Name: Euphorbia characias Form: Mounded, Oval - horizontal
Common Name:Mediterranean spurge Texture:Medium - fine
Family Name:EuphorbiaceaeHabit: Stiffly upright, Dense, Spreading
Plant Type: Broadleaf evergreen Mature Size (ht. X w.):0.7 - 1.3m x 1.0 - 1.5m
Origin: Europe Hardiness Zone:Zone 7: (-18 to -12 C)
Leaves: Simple, Spiraled, Succulent, Glabrous, Linear, Entire
Flowers: Cyathium, (Floriferous), Green, Yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Capsule, Green Brown
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil: Well-drained, Rocky or gravelly or dry
Landscape Uses: Cut flower or foliage, Mixed shrub border, Perennial border, Specimen plant, Spring interest
Key ID Features:Groups of thick basal stems have linear, whorled grey-green leaves that smell like coffee. Large yellow-green inflorescence rises above on tall stalks. When broken, plant exudes white sap that often irritates skin.