Euphorbia mellifera

Spurge, Milkweed

Varieties include the popular, upright, shrubby Poinsettia, the unusual, perennial, trailing Myrtle Euphorbia, and the annual Snow-on-the-Mountain with its showy foliage. The flowers are tiny, colored yellow to green, and are often surrounded by leaves colored like petals, called bracts, which look like flowers, in white, pink, red or green. The white sap can irritate skin and eyes, and is sometimes poisonous to humans and some animals. Requires good soil drainage and full sun. Start by division and seed.
Euphorbia mellifera, Spurge, Milkweed
Enjoy the honey-scented, pale yellow flowers, but as with all Euphorbias, avoid the irritating sap. A tiny spine tips each narrow leaf. Tree-sized in its native Canary Islands, but seldom grows over 3 to 6 feet in temperate gardens, and will not survive cold winters.

Attributes - Euphorbia mellifera

Plant Type: Perennial

Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Yellow

Foliage: Evergreen

Height: 6 ft. to 10 ft.

Width: 10 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Hot Climates. Container Plants, Fragrant, Poisonous.

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