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Euphorbia hypericifolia 'Stardust' (Euphorbia)

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Plant description

euphorbia hypericifolia euphorbia stardust 2

euphorbia hypericifolia euphorbia stardust 1

Euphorbia 'Stardust' is a tough waterwise perennial plant with a cloud of starry white flowers in summer to autumn. Though it is a nearly zero maintenance plant, it will look good in most areas of Australia from the tropics to cooler zones. It is frost tender, so in cool climates it is treated as an annual plant. It looks lovely as a container plant as well as superb as a garden plant, and can take shallow soils and dry periods. Fast growing with a neat mounded habit. Does well in sun to shade. Good for coastal sites.

Additional plant information

Flowers

Flower colour: white
Flowering season: spring summer autumn

Plant size

Maximum height: 0.5 metres
Minimum height: 0.3 metres

Maximum width: 0.5 metres
Minimum width: 0.3 metres

Sunlight, frost & salt tolerance

This plant will tolerate full or partial sunlight.
Light frost tolerance.
Plant is salt tolerant.

Fauna attracting?

Not specified.

Climate

This plant species will grow in the following climates: cool, temperate, subtropical, tropical.

Soil types & conditions

Loam: dry, moist, well-drained.

Clay: dry, moist.

Sand: moist, well-drained.

Soil pH: 6.0-7.5

Miscellaneous information

Planting season: Spring.

Types of fertiliser: not specified.

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