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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae
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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Leatherleaf Spurge

USDA Zone: 6-9

Plant number: 1.208.130

This Spurge is one of the best for using as a groundcover in milder winter regions. Plants form an evergreen spreading mound of deep green, leathery leaves held on bronzy-red stems. Clusters of greenish-yellow bracts are showy in late spring. Spreads by underground stems to make a thick, indestructible patch. Tolerates dry shade under trees. May be a little too aggressive for general use in the perennial border, but a good candidate for problem areas. May be trimmed immediately after blooming, if desired. CAUTION: skin and eye irritant/toxic if eaten.

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Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

Optimal Growing
Appearance and
Sun Exposure
  Partial Shade or
  Full Shade
Soil Type
  Normal or
  Sandy or
Soil pH
  Neutral or
  Alkaline or
Soil Moisture
  Average or
  Dry or
Care Level
Flower Colour
Blooming Time
  Mid Spring
  Late Spring
Foliage Color
  Deep Green
Plant Uses & Characteristics
  Accent: Good Texture/Form
  Cut Flower
  Deer Resistant
  Drought Tolerant
  Rabbit Resistant
  Ground Cover
   30-60 cm
   12-23 inches
   60-75 cm
   23-29 inches
Foot Traffic
Growth Rate