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botanical name:
Euphorbia portlandica
Euphorbia portlandica © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Portland Spurge
synonyms:  Euphorbia segetalis
family:  Euphorbiaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen, ground-cover
height: 0.20m
width: 0.45m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: prostrate
leaf colour: grey-green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: red
main season: Spring
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil, coastal
preferred soil pH: alkaline
minimum temp: -29°C
USDA zone: 5 to 9
description:
Low spreading, sprawling habit, reddish stems and glaucous grey-green leaves becoming red tinted as they age. Small greenish yellow flowers in spring.

cultivation:
Very well drained, sandy or gritty soil in full sun. Drought tolerant.

propagation:
From seed

other notes:
Native to South-western Britain and other parts of western Europe, found mostly on the coast growing on rocks and sand dunes.
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