Euphorbia Mellifera

 

Euphorbia Mellifera, Honey Spurge. A rounded evergreen shrub with stout stems of narrow, dark green leaves, honey-scented flowers with yellow-brown bracts, followed by warty, pea-like fruit. Max Height 2m. Max Spread 2.5m. Excellent border choice. Flowers April to June. Fruits August to September. CAUTION skin and eye irritant / toxic if eaten.

 

 

Plant in light well drained soil in a sheltered site. Full sun, Frost hardy.

 

General Herbaceous & Perennial Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding some planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.