|Snows of Kilimanjaro|
|Flor de Nino|
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun
|Soil pH Preferences:||Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
|Minimum cold hardiness:||Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
|Plant Height:||8 feet to 12 feet, should be pruned for shape in late spring after flowering|
|Plant Spread:||4 feet to 6 feet|
|Fruiting Time:||Late winter or early spring
Other: In the genus Euphorbia, the flowers are reduced in size and aggregated into a cluster of flowers called a cyathium (plural cyathia). This feature is present in every species of the genus Euphorbia but nowhere else in the plant kingdom.
|Bloom Size:||Under 1"
|Flower Time:||Late fall or early winter
|Uses:||Provides winter interest
|Dynamic Accumulator:||B (Boron)
|Toxicity:||Other: All members of the genus Euphorbia produce a milky sap called latex that is toxic and can range from a mild irritant to very poisonous.
|Propagation: Other methods:||Cuttings: Stem
|Containers:||Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
|Miscellaneous:||Tolerates poor soil
|Posted by skylark (JC/NYC - Zone 7b) on Sep 18, 2014 3:48 PM
This small tree/shrub is a relative of the familiar Christmas poinsettia. It sets flowers when days get shorter in late fall. It can be pruned by 1/3 after flowering is over, in spring, but it dislikes being sheared. Best to prune selectively over a period of time, as it bleeds sap profusely.
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