Euphorbia Amygaloides var. Robbiae (Wood Spurge) are easy to grow in full sun.   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 Amygaloides var. Robbiae

Position: Sunny

Foliage: Evergreen, semi-evergreen

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

Flowering time: Early Summer to Autumn

Growth rate: Fast

Ultimate height and spread: Height to 70cm, spread to 100cm

Hardiness: Fully hardy once established

Aftercare: Trim back any damaged stems in early spring to keep the plant tidy and heathy.  Remove unwanted seedlings each spring as part of routine border maintenance.