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PlantFiles: Mediterranean Spurge
Euphorbia characias 'Silver Swan'

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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

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:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive RosinaBloom On Nov 25, 2013, RosinaBloom from Waihi
New Zealand 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.

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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