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Products > Euphorbia characias 'Bruce's Dwarf'
 
Euphorbia characias 'Bruce's Dwarf' - Bruce's Dwarf Euphorbia
   

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Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Perennial
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurges)
Origin: Mediterranean (Europe)
Evergreen: Yes
Flower Color: Chartreuse
Bloomtime: Spring/Summer
Height: 2-3 feet
Width: 2-3 feet
Exposure: Cool Sun/Light Shade
Summer Dry: Yes
Deer Tolerant: Yes
Irrigation (H2O Info): Low Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: 0-10 F
May be Poisonous  (More Info): Yes
Euphorbia characias 'Bruce's Dwarf' (Bruce's Dwarf Euphorbia) - This is a mystery plant that was given to us by local horticulturist, Bruce Van Dyke as seedlings from plants that were growing in his garden. It is fairly close to the type specimen of Euphorbia characias, which is a smaller version of the familiar Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii but grows only to 24-30 inches tall and remains much more dense. The gray-green foliage is attractive year-round and in spring and summer, the flower heads form at the branch tips covering the plant with a chartreuse color. Plant in full sun to light shade and water sparingly. It does an excellent job of seeding itself out, so beware. It is hardy to <15 degrees F. This may be the same or is a similar plant to what is called Euphorbia characias 'Dumpty' in England.  The information on this page is based on our research that has been conducted on this plant in our nursery library, from online sources, and from observations made of the crops growing in the nursery, plants in the nursery's garden and those in other gardens where we have observed it. We also have incorporated comments received from others and welcome getting feedback from those who may have additional information, particularly if this information includes cultural information that would aid others in growing Euphorbia characias 'Bruce's Dwarf'.
 
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