Mediterranean Spurge
Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan'

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: characias (kar-RAY-see-as) (Info)
Cultivar: Silver Swan
Additional cultivar information:(aka Wilcot)

Category:

Perennials

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

All parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Pale Green

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Palo Alto, California

Santa Rosa, California

Monroe, Louisiana

Cockeysville, Maryland

Elizabeth City, North Carolina

High Point, North Carolina

Sherwood, Oregon

Sumter, South Carolina

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Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Nov 25, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand (Zone 1) wrote:

Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan' is an evergreen with variegated, cream-grey-green foliage, and the flowers are white-yellow-green in spring, summer, and autumn. It has a trailing habit. All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes. It has an 'Award of Garden Merit' from RHS.