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botanical name:
Euphorbia mellifera
Euphorbia mellifera © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Honey Spurge, Canary Spurge
synonyms:  Euphorbia longifolia
family:  Euphorbiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, scented/aromatic
height: 2.00m
width: 2.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: rounded
leaf colour: dark green
flower colour: brown
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
description:
Rounded, evergreen sub-shrub. Stout shoots carry oblong to narrowly lance-shaped, dark green leaves. Yellowish-brown, honey scented flowerheads in late spring and summer, followed by pea-like fruits.

cultivation:
Prefers moist soil in light shade but tolerates dry conditions. Needs a warm location.

propagation:
Self seeds freely.

other notes:
RHS AGM

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