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Euphorbia mellifera

Classification

Order: Euphorbiales
   Family: Euphorbiaceae
            Genus: Euphorbia
                        Specie: Euphorbia mellifera

Planting Season: Evergreen

Height at Maturity: 6 ft (1.8 m)

Cultivation: Well-drained soil

Features: Mid-green leaves with prominent white central vein; bronze-green floral bracts

Uses: Shrub borders Containers Tropical gardens

Zones: 9-11

Description: The epithet mellifera means honey-bearing and refers to the scent of the flowers of this rare shrubby species from Madeira. Growing into a multi-stemmed shrub up to 6 ft (1.8 m) in cultivation, the main attraction of this species is its mid-green l

Growth Habit: Rounded multi-stemmed habit

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