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botanical name:
Euphorbia 'Blackbird'
Euphorbia 'Blackbird' © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Spurge
synonyms:  Euphorbia 'Nothowlee'
family:  Euphorbiaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: purple
flower colour: light green
stem/bark: red & green
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 6 to 9
description:
Very compact, rounded bushy habit with very dark greenish purple foliage. Flowering heads with yellow-green bracts in spring.

cultivation:
Prefers moist soil in full sun or light shade but tolerates dry conditions.
Cut back old flower heads to ground level in summer or autumn, to encourage new growth.

propagation:
By division in early spring or basal cuttings in spring and summer. Dip cuttings in lukewarm water or powdered charcoal to prevent the sap bleeding.

Protected by Plant Breeders' Rights for commercial propagation

other notes:
Sport of E. 'Redwing', found and raised at Notcutt's Nurseries

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