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Purple Wood Spurge


This is an attractive clumping perennial with purple-green foliage on plants to two feet tall. It bears clusters of greenish yellow flowers in spring and early summer that contrast beautifully with the foliage. Use in perennial borders or as an accent.

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Purpurea'

Fruit Characteristics

Fruit edible :Yes

Leaf Characteristics

Leaf texture : Smooth

Leaf length : 1-3"

Leaf shape : Spoon-shaped

Leaf color : Green and purple

Flower Characteristics

Flower shape : Cyathia

Flower color : Yellow

Plant Anatomy

Foliage growth cycle : Evergreen

Average size maturity width : 1-2 ft.

Average size maturity height : 2 ft.

Growth rate : Moderate-Fast

Cultural Information

USDA Zone : -10 to -5 F( Z6a)

Sunset zone : 2b-24

Light exposure : Partial Sun

Landscape Attributes

Under oak trees : Yes

Barrier plants : Yes

Seashore conditions : Yes

Oak root fungus resistance : Yes

Hummingbirds : Yes

Hedges and screens : Yes

Frost tender : Yes

Fragrance : Yes

Erosion control : Yes

Drought tolerant : Yes

Deer resistant : Yes

Butterflies : Yes

Colorful fruits and berries : Yes

Birds : Yes

Autumn foliage color : Yes

Attractive bark : Yes

Allergenic plants : Yes