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Euphorbia cooperi

Family: Euphorbiaceae (yoo-for-bee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Euphorbia (yoo-FOR-bee-uh) (Info)
Species: cooperi (koo-PER-ee) (Info)
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Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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

Danger:

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Fall

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Evergreen

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From herbaceous stem cuttings

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Reseda, California

San Marino, California

Spring Valley, California

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Jan 13, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

One of the most attractive Euphorbia 'shrubs' there are with nice narrowing and widening of the stalks and rounded tops like those on a some mideastern buidling. It also has some amazing hardiness for such a succulent plant (supposedly down to 7A, though I have no experience in that climate). Must be a slow or difficult plant- nearly all the botanical gardens have one, but those plants are all relatively small for how big this thing gets. This species is a minimal brancher- most columns are 4-sided and have periods of rapid growth, designated by the wide sections, and minimal growth which are the narrow sections.