Euphorbia Amygdaloides Purpurea (Wood Spurge) are easy to grow in well-drained soil, ideally in partial or dappled shade, it will happily thrive in most soils so long as they are well-drained. Once established they are fully hardy and can tolerate periods of drought, in fact they prefer less fertile soil so we advise not to feed them.  Be very careful and always wear gloves when pruning or handling Euphorbia as their stems release a milky sap that is highly toxic when ingested and can cause significant skin irritation (on the plus side, this makes them deer resistant!).

How to grow Euphorbia Amygdaloides Purpurea

Position: Dappled shade, Partial shade

Foliage: Evergreen, semi-evergreen

Soil and site: Well-drained – almost any soil except overly fertile

Flowering time: Early Summer to Autumn

Growth rate: Moderate

Ultimate height and spread: Height to 30cm, spread to 60cm

Hardiness: Fully hardy once established

Aftercare: Trim back any damaged stems in early spring to keep the plant tidy and heathy – Clip carefully, new shoots will likely be emerging that you want to keep intact!