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Euphorbia ' Blackbird' is a perennial succulent plant with eye catching dark foliage and contrasting lime yellow flowers. The new growth is deep purple which matures to a bronzed green. It has a compact growth habit, and is ornamental all year round. It is very tolerant of hot and dry conditions. It flowers from late winter through to spring. It is salt and frost tolerant. It is good for water-wise gardens, and grows well in containers. Suits most soil types, provided they are free draining. Fertilise in spring with a slow release fertiliser.
Euphorbias have a caustic, poisonous milky sap. Contact with mucous membranes can produce inflammation, keep away from the eyes as the sap can cause blindness.
Flower colour: yellow
Flowering season: spring winter
Maximum height: 0.4 metres
Minimum height: not specified
Maximum width: 0.6 metres
Minimum width: not specified
This plant will tolerate full sunlight.
Medium frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.
Yes. Attracts: Butterflies and moths.
This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical, arid.
Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.
Sand: dry, moist, well-drained.
Soil pH: 6.1-7.5
Planting season: Any.
Types of fertiliser: Slow release fertiliser applied in spring.