Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Euphorbia lambii, La Gomera Tree Spurge

Euphorbia lambii 
 La Gomera (Canary Islands) Tree Spurge
This shrub Euphorbia grows to about 2 metres and has quite a thick trunk. It is spectacular in Spring for the large greenish yellow circular flowers (bracts). The leaves have an attractive bluish grey bloom on them. It requires no special growing conditions preferring the soil to be on the dry side.
2017 update: It does self seed and small plants appear from time to time though they never become a nuisance in the garden.

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