Euphorbia mellifera

Euphorbia mellifera Euphorbia mellifera

photo: (left) JG in SF

Handsome, substantial & architectural, this rare & unusual, shrubby Euphorbia native to the Canary Islands, can be grown only by those of us lucky enough to live in temperate climates. Evergreen & ever-good-looking, it grows 3’-5’ tall & across with attractive, apple green leaves held in whorls, highlighted by a cream mid-rib. The butter yellow to terra cotta flowers are honey scented. An excellent foil to fancier bloomers, it also stands well alone as a specimen - something about it just glows. Below USDA zone 10, grow in a warm area of the garden. Well-drained soil. Like all Euphorbias, the sap of this plant can be TOXIC to varying degrees. Be sure to protect your eyes, skin & NEVER ingest!


Low Water
drought tolerant

USDA zones 9-11