Commonly known as tree spurge, it is native to Mediterranean coastal areas. Shrubby growth up to 1.5 metres with profuse yellow flowers in spring. It is deciduous in summer, revealing an attractive branching structure of red stems throughout the summer. It has delicate, fresh green foliage as soon as it rains, followed by typical yellow spurge-like leaf bracts and flowers. A good seasonal plant for insects and bees. This Euphorbia is extremely tolerant of drought and dry, stony soils, it grows in full sun and is often at its best in these conditions. Too much water will make it leggy, so if you ever wondered what you could grow between those rocks, this is probably it. If it is planted in the right spot, it will require no maintenance at all.
Like all Euphorbias, the milky sap is an irritant to the skin, so gloves and eye protection should be worn when working with it.
We are a plant nursery in the Algarve specialising in dry mediterranean species. We propagate and grow our own stock in conditions they are likely to endure when they are planted out.
We grow plants that are adapted to the dry land conditions in Portugal and southern Spain, both mediterranean perennials and succulents.
We choose plants that require very little water and maintenance. We produce a range of dry land plants that are typical of the worlds mediterranean regions. These are available to order ready for planting in the wetter months of the year. Please order the plants you need and we’ll have them ready at the best time for planting.
To ensure your new plants adapt and establish quickly, we produce them in special anti-spiral root pruning containers and a range of fibre pots (no plastic waste) with our own tried and tested growing media.
Please note we have no retail outlet or garden centre and are not open to the public. For more information you can contact us here.
Plantas adaptadas à seca - produzimos plantas adaptadas às condições de Portugal e Sul de Espanha, tanto espécies mediterrânicas como suculentas.
Oferecemos uma gama de espécies típicas das zonas climáticas mediterrânicas em todo o mundo.