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Euphorbia leucocephala

Whitelace Euphorbia, Pascuita

Euphorbia leucocephala Lotsy

you-FORB-ee-ah  loo-coe-CEPH-ah-lah

Euphorbiaceae

 

Explanation of name: Euphorbia is an ancient name. Leucocephala means white head.

 

Natural range: Mesoamerica (GRI).

 

Recognition: Delicate shrub with milky sap and whorled glabrous leaves. Flowering in mid winter, with abundant white inflorescences, the color coming from white bracts. Related to Poinsettia.

 

Landscape uses: Valued as a clump-forming shrub producing masses of white color in mid winter, looking like a mountain covered with snow. Fast-growing,  propagated by cuttings. Requires frequent pruning if space is an issue;  pruning promotes young growth on which the white inflorescences form. Prune most heavily post-flowering.

 

Botanical

English

FL Native

Growth Form

Flowering Season

Typical

Dimensions

Suggested Spacing

Cultural Conditions

Problems

Euphorbia leucocephala

Whitelace Euphorbia,

Pascuita

Exotic

Shrub

WI

(PBCC)

6 (PBCC)

5 (PBCC)

SU-PS

ME

WT

AT

DT

(PBCC)

Fast Growth

Probably toxic

Short blooming period

 

 


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