Canary spurge (Euphorbia mellifera)
Canary spurge (Euphorbia mellifera) is a shrub that can grow 1.5m – 3m tall and 1.5m – 3m wide. In this growing guide we’ll learn the cultivation details and how to plant Canary spurge (Euphorbia mellifera).
This plant is commonly known as Canary spurge.
This is a evergreen plant that takes 5-10 years to reach full maturity.
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Common name: Canary spurge
Scientific name: Euphorbia mellifera
Plant type: Shrubs
Height: 1.5m – 3m
Spread: 1.5m – 3m
Sunlight: Full Sun
Soil: Chalk, Loam, Sand
Moisture: Well drained
Garden type: Architectural, Mediterranean Garden, Patio & Container Garden
Planting type: Cut Flowers, Flower borders and bedding
Other characteristics: RHS Award of Garden Merit
Shrubs are fundamental elements in any garden.
They add color and interest throughout the seasons with their wide variety of flowers, foliage, fruits, trunks and stems.
Whatever the size or style of your garden, the permanent woody structure or the foliage of evergreen shrubs will give the space shape and dimension.
How to plant
In this section we will learn how to plant Canary spurge (Euphorbia mellifera), know its needs in terms of soil, watering and sun exposure.
Canary spurge (Euphorbia mellifera) is not a demanding plant regarding the type of soil and can grow in chalk, loam or sand.
The chalky soil is pale and contains chunks of calcium-rich rock. It is a fertile and well-draining soil, almost always alkaline.
The loam soil is dark, rich in organic matter but balanced in minerals. It offers the best of all worlds, retaining enough water for the plants, but allowing excess moisture to drain away. This is the most desired type of garden soil, perfect for most plants.
Sandy soil is light, porous and very easy to drain. It is a soil poor in organic matter and nutrients. It is composed of relatively large mineral particles that allow water to drain quickly.
It is not very sensitive to soil acidity or alkalinity and grows well in soils with pH acid, alkaline or neutral.
Regarding drainage, Euphorbia mellifera likes to grow in well drained soil.
Canary spurge (Euphorbia mellifera) should be grown in full sun places.