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Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

Also called Purple Wood Spurge


Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' - Purple Cushion Spurge

More About Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

  • Small, cupped, lime-green bracts on deep reddish-purple stems
  • Evergreen, oblong, bronze to purple leaves
  • Shrubby, mounding habit
  • Bloom Time: Early spring to midsummer
  • Flower Height: 70 cm

Zone:

5

Height:

30-50 cm

Spread:

30-40 cm

Colour:

Lime-green
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Purple Cushion Spurge Growing and Maintenance Tips

Tolerating dry, shade conditions, it grows best in a moist to average soil, in full sun to partial shade. In deep shade, foliage may remain greener and take on a stretched appearance. Flowers appear on old growth only. Should only be pruned very lightly in the spring to maintain a tidy habit  Caution: wear gloves while pruning this plant, the milky sap may severely irritate the skin and eyes and can cause severe discomfort if ingested.


Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Poisonous
Poisonous
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Evergreen
Evergreen
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Average to Dry Soils
Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum
Spring

Habit

Compact
Mounding

Foliage Color

Purple

Landscape uses

Border/edging
Woodland/woods edge