Euphorbia cyparissias

Euphorbia cyparissias

Cypress spurge

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Euphorbia cyparissias
  • Common name: Cypress spurge
  • Family: Euphorbiaceae
  • Plant Type: Perennial, Deciduous
Flower colour:

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Purple

Cypress Spurge, Euphorbia cyparissias, bears sulphur-yellow flowers, which sometimes turn orange, in contrast with needle-like, blue-green foliage. Growing to a height of just 30cm, it’s perfect for using as ground cover, even in dry shade.

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Grow Euphorbia cyparissias in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to shade. Remove faded flowers after blooming. Always wear gloves when working with spurges, as the milky sap is a skin irritant and can damage your eyes.

How to grow Euphorbia cyparissias

  • Plant size

    30cm height

    60cm spread

  • Aspect

    North facing, south facing, east facing, west facing

  • Position in border

    Front

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full shade, full sun, partial shade
  • Shade type: Dry
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Acidic / chalky / alkaline / clay / heavy / moist / well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Plant
Plant

Do not Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do not Plant in March

Do not Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do not Plant in October

Do not Plant in November

Do not Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Divide
Divide

Do not Divide in January

Do not Divide in February

Do Divide in March

Do not Divide in April

Do not Divide in May

Do not Divide in June

Do not Divide in July

Do not Divide in August

Do not Divide in September

Do not Divide in October

Do not Divide in November

Do not Divide in December

Prune
Prune

Do not Prune in January

Do not Prune in February

Do not Prune in March

Do not Prune in April

Do not Prune in May

Do not Prune in June

Do not Prune in July

Do not Prune in August

Do not Prune in September

Do Prune in October

Do not Prune in November

Do not Prune in December

Euphorbia cyparissias and wildlife

Euphorbia cyparissias is known for attracting beneficial insects and other pollinators. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Does not attract Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Attractive to Other pollinators

Is Euphorbia cyparissias poisonous?

Euphorbia cyparissias can be toxic. Its sap is toxic.

Toxic to:

Toxic to Birds

Toxic to Cats

Toxic to Dogs

Toxic to Horses

Toxic to Livestock

Toxic to People