Euphorbia characias 'Black Pearl'
Euphorbia Characias 'Black Pearl'
Spurge ‘Black Pearl’
Origin: Portugual/The western Mediterranean
Species: E. characias ‘Black Pearl’
Plant type: Shrub
Hardiness Zone: H4
Time to maturity: 2-5 years
Soil types: Loam, Chalk & Soil. ph: Acid / Neutral / Alkaline. Medium to light, fertile, well drained soil
Flower interest: Spring
Foliage interest: All year round
Foliage: Evergreen: Glaucous grey-green leaves
Plant width: 0.5m - 1m
Habit: Compact & Bushy
Sun light: Full sun
Pruning: Cut back flowering shoots to the ground in latesummer or autumn to promote new shoots from the base of the plant.
Cultivation: Grow in a shelteredspot which is well-drained, light soil in full sun. Feed xxxxxx Always wear gloves when pruning Euphorbia plants to protect skin from the milky sap.
Propagation: Propagate the plant by division. The best time to do this is in early spring or alternatively take basal cuttings in spring or early summer. Dip the cut surfaces into charcoal or lukewarm water to prevent them from bleeding.
Diseases: Grey mould
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These plants are toxic if eaten and may cause skin allergy or irritant so wear gloves when pruning and be careful not to get any of the sap in your eyes.
Works well with:
Erysimum 'Bowles's Mauve'