Wood spurge

Euphorbia amygdaloides

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Wood spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides)
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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.

Overview

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
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
Tolerance
Deer Tolerant
Type
Perennials

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