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Euphorbia amygdaloides (Wood spurge)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Euphorbia amygdaloides yew-FOR-bee-ah ah-mig-dah-LOY-deez Common Name: Wood spurge Genus: Euphorbia
Wood spurge is a soft, hairy, evergreen perennial with red-tinged stems and matte dark green leaves with red tones underneath. In mid-spring to early summer, it produces 8-inch-tall, greenish-yellow bracts.
Noteworthy characteristics: Milky sap may cause irritation to skin and severe discomfort if ingested.
Care: This plant prefers moist soil in dappled shade. Cut down the foliage after flowering for fresh growth. 
Propagation: Sow seed when ripe or in spring; divide in early spring.
Problems: Nematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs, fungal and bacterial diseases.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Moderate Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Maintenance Low
Tolerance Deer Tolerant
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Flower Color Green Flower; Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Ground Covers, Naturalizing
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Perennials

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