Euphorbia Robbiae


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SKU: euphorbia-robbiae Category:
Common Name: Wood Spurge
Size: 2-3 litre
Hardiness: H6
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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This plant has won a RHS award

2-3 Litre Pot

  • RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Moist, well drained
  • Growth Rate: Fast
  • Flowering Period: April – June
  • Hardiness: H6
  • Eventual Height: 0.5 – 0.8m
  • Eventual Spread: 0.1 – 0.3m

Euphorbia Robbiae, also known as the ‘Wood Spurge’, and holder of the prestigious RHS Award of Garden Merit, is a bushy evergreen perennial plant that is native to the Carpathian Mountains in Eastern Europe. The plant belongs to the Euphorbia family and is known for its large spoon shaped green leaves and its clusters of small, greenish-yellow flowers that bloom in the late Spring and early Summer. The plant can reach up to a maximum of 1 metre tall and wide, and it has a thick, woody stem.

This Euphorbia is a hardy plant that can grow in a variety of soil types, but it prefers moist, well-drained soil and can tolerate drought conditions. The plant prefers full sun or partial shade and it can tolerate some frost.

In terms of history, this Euphorbia was first described by the German botanist Carl Ludwig Willdenow in 1809. It was used traditionally in Eastern Europe as a herbal remedy, primarily for the treatment of skin conditions.

Euphorbia robbiae is a popular garden plant known for its hardiness and low maintenance, it is a great option for borders, rock gardens, or as ground cover. It can also be used in mixed containers, or as a border edging. This plant is a great option for those who are looking for a low maintenance plant with a unique and exotic look.

How to care for your Euphorbia Robbiae

  1. Light: Prefers full sun or partial shade. It can tolerate some shade, but it will grow best in a location that receives at least 4-5 hours of direct sunlight per day.
  2. Soil: The plant can grow in a variety of soil types, but it prefers well-drained soil. It can tolerate drought conditions, but it will thrive in moist soil.
  3. Watering: The plant is drought tolerant, so it doesn’t require regular watering. Water it only when the soil is dry to the touch. Be careful not to over water as it can lead to root rot.
  4. Fertiliser: The plant doesn’t require regular fertilisation. If you want to give it a boost, you can fertilize it once a month with a balanced, water-soluble fertiliser.
  5. Pruning: Prune the plant back in late Winter or early Spring before new growth appears. This will promote bushier growth and remove any damaged or diseased stems.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Euphorbia Robbiae will thrive in your garden.


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