Euphorbia mellifera (is a bushy frost hardy perennial evergreen shrub with green and pink flowers in late Spring, early Summer and mid Summer. It grows well in direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are arranged in a ) inflorescence.
Euphorbia mellifera grows in soils ranging from a pH of 6 (acidic ranges from 5.6 to 6) to 8 (slightly alkaline ranges from 7.6 to 8). It is adapted to clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils.
This is a erect shrub has a fast rate of growth and has a clump forming growth form, and has an ultimate height of 1.8m / 5.9ft and spread of 1.8m / 5.9ft.
It has green and cream leaves. They arein shape.
The plant prefers a sheltered situation.
A moderate pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.
Severe in sap. Contact with the skin will cause severe irritation.
Architectural, attractive foliage, borders and container plant.
Propagation techniques include cuttings and seed.
Portugal, Azores. Portugal, Madeira. Spain, Canarias (Canary Islands).-9°C / 15.8F to 1.8m / 5.9ft 1.8m / 5.9ft
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|Honey Spurge (Ireland)|
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- The young plants of Pseudopanax crassifolius and Pseudopanax ferox from New Zealand grow spiny leaves to deter what is now an extinct giant flightless bird called a Moa from eating them. Once these small trees grow above about 8 feet tall the leaves change shape and texture to flattened spinless softer leaves. When mature it branches out to form a canopy.
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