Bruce’s Dwarf Spurge
Named after Euphorbus, physician to the king of Mauritania, this robust, sun-loving genus includes the familiar Poinsettia and is over 1600 species strong. Most Euphorbia have a poisonous milky sap and soft-colored bracts that surround subtly defined flowers. Autumn watches many of their narrow green leaves turn shades of red, orange and yellow.
Topped with the same voluminous chartreuse flower heads as Euphorbia characias, this dapper lower-growing cultivar develops a more closely-knit bush-like habit. Stout upright stems are wrapped in slender gray-green leaves that keep the deer at bay and offer year-round allure. ‘Bruce’s Dwarf’ can festoon a stone wall or take a border’s front-row seat, where its grandiose day-glow blooms can be positioned near Geranium ‘Johnson’s Blue’ for a riveting spectacle.
Blooms March–early July
Size: 2' 0" – 3' 0" high x 2' 0" – 3' 0" wide.
Hardy to zone 7.
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Other selections in this genus:
- Euphorbia amygaloides ‘Ruby Glow’
- Euphorbia ‘Blue Haze’
- Euphorbia ‘Canyon Gold’
- Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii
- Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii ssp. wulfenii ‘John Tomlinson’
- Euphorbia characias ssp. wulfenii ‘Lambrook Gold’
- Euphorbia characias ‘Red Wing’
- Euphorbia ‘Copton Ash’
- Euphorbia ‘Dean’s Hybrid’
- Euphorbia donii (Dixter Form)
- Euphorbia ‘Excalibur’
- Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fern Cottage’
- Euphorbia griffithii ‘Fireglow’
- Euphorbia griffithii ‘Great Dixter’
- Euphorbia ‘Helen Robinson’
- Euphorbia ‘Jade Dragon’
- Euphorbia ‘Limewall’
- Euphorbia longifolia
- Euphorbia mellifera
- Euphorbia myrsinites
- Euphorbia polychroma ‘Candy’
- Euphorbia rigida
- Euphorbia sikkimensis