Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae

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Buy Euphorbia amygdaloides var. robbiae wood spurge: Great for a woodland setting

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained garden soil
  • Rate of growth: fast growing
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    A compact, shade-loving, spreading euphorbia that has long-lasting, lime-green flowers in late spring above rosettes of glossy, dark green leaves. It's a valuable plant for difficult areas of dry shade, particularly under trees, and it also looks at home in a woodland setting. As it is evergreen and suckering it also makes attractive groundcover. Left unchecked it can become invasive, romping through areas of a small garden.

  • Garden care: In autumn cut back the faded flower stems, avoiding new ones. When working with spurges always wear gloves since the milky sap is poisonous and a potential skin irritant. Remove unwanted seedlings each spring as part of routine border maintenance

  • Humans/Pets: IRRITANT to skin/eye harmful if eaten

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Healthy plants


I've planted them in dry, heavy shade and am rather surprised by how well they are doing (several other plants have died here). They're still pretty small, but did flower and look well




Good buy


Rapid dispatch - well package and thriving in my garden Really happy with its growth and colour.

The garden enthusiast



QUITe good


Did not realise you're supposed to cut back in late summer and of course the sap is a bit of a problem.

Lavender Carina



I like this product


I used the product in a difficult situation. I planted them against a wall that is shaded


South west


A useful plant for a very difficult area


Perfect for the site in mind. Would not use it in borders.


South Wales


Good plants and good customer service


One of the three plants I ordered failed to thrive. After I had provided a photo the dead plant was quickly replaced. All three are now doing well. Good customer service.




Gorgeous leaf shapes


Bought as part of the Shade Plant set, this wee plant has such gorgeous leaves. It looks even more lovely as part of the set, as the plants are all different shapes and textures - they made a dull shady corner come to life. It is healthy and growing strong one year on - it has survived a house move and is growing strong in a pot.

Sal Tomato



Growing well


Bought to put in small shaded area. Growing well despite the cold weather.


S Hampshire


Vigorous growth.


Prolific spread enables much replanting so extremely cost effective.




Easy to grow


Arrived as young plants but planted straight out in autumn. They have thrived in my heavy clay soil in the shadiest of spots. They enjoy a little dressing of leaf mould but don't need it. All survived happily and have flowered. The only downside to them is that all parts are toxic so wear gloves around them.





4.4 10


We have moved to a new house and are in the process of tackling some of the garden. There are a couple of very tall (fully mature) beech trees which over the years have had their lower branches removed so they have a high canopy. Under the trees is quite a large section of garden which has gone wild with 'spurge' with perennial weeds in amongst it. What is the best way of clearing it out so it won't return? And what can we plant that will become a decent height to act as a bit of a barrier to the road? But mainly we really want to know the best way of clearing - I'm trying to avoid bio warfare!


Hello, If weedkillers are out, then the best way to tackle it would be to dig the unwanted plants out. You may need to be vigilant in spring next however as I'm sure some of them will want to make a re-appearance. It will take time, but if you keep cutting them back, the plants will eventually become so weakened that they will disappear. As for what to plant when you have cleared it, I would recommend one of the Sarcococcas


What plants would you recommend for my Mediterranean style garden? Our garden is quite well established and has a Mediterranean feel. We have quite a few spaces that need filling and were hoping you could suggest a few things?

Mrs C Taylor

We have several plants that might interest you - here are some of the best Lavandula Cistus Kniphofia Euphorbias Yucca filamentosa Eryngium Sedum Brachyglottis Convolvulus cneorum


What can I plant in a Mediterranean style garden? I want give my garden a Mediterranean look but I do not know what to plant. Could you please help?

There are quite a few plants that we sell on the website which will give you a mediterranean feel to your garden - here are some of the best any of the Kniphofias any of the Euphorbias Yucca filamentosa Stipa tenuissima any of the Eryngiums any of the Sedum spectabile any of the Bergenias Erigeron Brachyglottis compacta Sunshine Convolvulus cneorum Phlomis italica Lavandula x intermedia Dutch Group Festuca glauca




Hardy euphorbias, commonly known as spurges, make ideal plants for any gardener who rates themself as ‘keen but clueless’, yet a little bit adventurous. First and foremost they are excellent garden plants that can be used in the border and in containers,

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