Myrtle Spurge, Broad-leaved Glaucous Spurge
Euphorbia myrsinites is a delightful evergreen perennial, with trailing stems clad in neatly arranged silver-grey leaves and crowned with acid yellow flat inflorescences in early summer.
Thriving in full sun and well drained soils, it is especially attractive flowing over the side of a container or raised bed.
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Euphorbia myrsinites originates in Southeatern Europe, from South of Italy to Turkey and Crimea.
It is a prostrate-growing evergreen resembling Monkey Puzzle stems sprayed with grey undercoat paint. Typical ‘spurge’ flowers are produced at the stem tips in the spring of their second season.
Care Size & Guidance
The Myrtle Spurge is one of the most useful plants to grow in the rock garden or Mediterranean garden, with a texture, colour and form that associates with a vast array of companion plants. Supremely drought tolerant.
Like all spurges, all parts are poisonous and the milky sap can be irritant.