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Euphorbia ammak 'Variegata' (Candelabra Spurge)

Variegated Candelabra Spurge, Variegated African candelabra, Ghost Euphorbia, Euphorbia erythraeae f. variegata


Euphorbia ammak 'Variegata' (Candelabra Spurge) is a striking evergreen succulent with a short trunk and upright branches in the shape of a branched candelabra. The entire surface is marbled with creamy-yellow and pale blue-green. The ribs are thick, wavy, usually four-winged, with contrasting dark brown spines. Fast growing, Candelabra Spurge should be given plenty of room to grow. Very architectural, this prickly, columnar succulent tree brings a ravishing silhouette to the desert or succulent garden.

  • Typically grows up to 15-20 ft. tall (4-6 m) and 6-8 ft. wide (2-3 m).
  • This remarkable plant is resilient to most pests and diseases, is deer or rabbit resistant and is easy to care for.
  • Performs best in full sun or light shade, in well-drained soils. Water regularly during the active growing season, but keep almost completely dry in winter.
  • Perfect addition to beds and borders, Mediterranean Gardens.
  • Native to Yemen, Saudi Arabia peninsula.
  • All parts of the plant are highly toxic if ingested. The milky sap may cause irritation to skin and eyes. Be very careful when handling this plant as the stems break easily and the milky sap can burn the skin. Use gloves and protective googles.

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Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Euphorbia - Spurges
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 84" – 96" (210cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 9 – 11
Plant Type Cactus - Succulents
Plant Family Euphorbia - Spurges
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 15' – 20' (4.5m – 6m)
Spread 6' – 8' (180cm – 240cm)
Spacing 84" – 96" (210cm – 240cm)
Water Needs Low
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy, Evergreen
Tolerance Deer, Drought, Dry Soil, Rocky Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Mediterranean Garden

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