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Euphorbia tirucalli (Pencil tree, Finger tree)

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Euphorbia tirucalli yew-FOR-bee-ah tee-roo-KAL-ee-eye Common Name: Pencil tree, Finger tree Synonyms: E. tirucalli Genus: Euphorbia
This unusual looking plant has many succulent, pencil-like branches. The leaves are small and short-lived, and the flowers are insignificant. Euphorbia tirucalli can grow to almost 30 feet in the wild, but it can be used as a smaller specimen or container plant in the garden. It is hardy only in Zone 11.
Noteworthy characteristics: The milky sap is toxic and may cause severe skin irritation.
Care: Provide full sun and well-drained, light soil.
Propagation: Divide in early spring or take cuttings in spring or early summer.
Problems: Nematodes, spider mites, aphids, mealybugs.
Height 15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread 3 ft. to 6 ft.
Light Full Sun Only
Moisture Dry to Medium
Maintenance Low
Characteristics Showy Foliage
Bloom Time Early Spring; Late Spring; Spring
Foliage Color Evergreen
Flower Color Green Flower
Uses Container, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Desert Garden, Xeric Bed
Seasonal Interest Winter Interest, Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Cacti and Succulents

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