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Euphorbia glauca


Euphorbia glauca Euphorbia glauca Euphorbia glauca

CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A NZ native perennial with attractive vivid blue-grey foliage on tall red stems. It forms a clump with a wide creeping habit in good conditions. Clusters of small purple flowers on tall stems in the spring. Grows really well in sandy and coastal sites, if allowed adequate moisture. It does not like to be crowded out by other plants. It is a coastal plant of great ecological importance, many of its natural habitat hve been lost due to coastal development and weed competition. Frost hardy. Occurs naturally all over New Zealand..

 
Genus
Euphorbia
Species   glauca
Cultivar  

Common name
Shore spurge, Waiu-atua

Family name
Euphorbiaceae
Place of origin
New Zealand


DETAILS
Height
50 cm
Width
50 cm
(expected growth in average NZ conditions in 5 to 10 years)
Leaves
Evergreen

Soil Type
Avoid clay soils. / Grows in sandy soils / Prefers good loamy soil

Moisture
Prefers even soil moisture

Exposure
Grows in exposed or coastal sites. / Grows in sun or semi-shade / Will tolerate very hard frosts.

Immaculate / Indigenous / Texture / Whimsical

Perennials

Category
Small, height up to 0.6 metres.
Availability
We have this currently available in a POT 2.5 container. Ask for it at your retailer.
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