Vigorous evergreen groundcover for a difficult site. This Leatherleaf Spurge is a problem-solver. Probably too aggressive for a border, but perfect in dry shade, on a slope, or in a hot sunny spot. Happy in almost any condition (probably not clay soil, though). Leathery deep green foliage resembles a thicker pachysandra, and looks lush all year round with no maintenance. RHS Award of Garden Merit Winner. This Euphorbia features chartreuse yellow bracts that mimic flowers over a long period.
Euphorbia are related to the Poinsettia. Its outer bracts turn colorful in early summer, then deepen in fall. Valuable for hot dry sites, these Mediterranean natives know how to take the heat. The more sun the deeper the foliage color. Remarkably adaptable.
No special care needed. Can be cut back by a third after flowering to prevent seeding. Does not like to be transplanted once established. Does not usually require division, but if desired the fleshy roots can be divided in midspring every 3- 5 years. Damaged stems can be cut off in spring.