Advanced Search Filters

Plant Type
Hardiness Zone
Heat Zone
Sunset Zone
Function
Sun Exposure
Soil Moisture
Water Requirement

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides 'Orange Grove'

Image of Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Orange Grove' PP17272

Terra Nova Nurseries, Inc.

Family

Euphorbiaceae

Botanical Name

EUPHORBIA amygdaloides 'Orange Grove' PP17272

Plant Common Name

Orange Grove Woodspurge, Woodspurge

Special Notice

This entry has yet to be reviewed and approved by L2G editors.

General Description

Red-purple stems are lined with green leaves with reddish undersides on the Orange Grove woodspurge, and bears chartreuse flowers in springtime that age to orange. An upright clumping perennial that is usually evergreen, it is native to eastern Europe, Turkey and the Caucusus Mountains. It grows vigorously from rhizomes (underground stems).

Its spoon-shaped green to dark green leaves encircle and line the tall stems that are a contrasting purple-red. New foliage emerges red before flushing to green. In midspring to early summer, the stem tips bear a cluster of green-yellow flowers that are cup-shaped bracts (modified leaves called a cyathia) around the pistils and stamens. As the flower age the bracts become orange. Normally evergreen, the red tones in the stems and on leaf undersides deepens in autumn and winter.

Grow 'Orange Grove' in partial (dappled) shade for its best foliage display although partial sun is fine. Soils should be moist, rich in humus but also well-draining. If soil is always moist a full sun position can be utilized; dry soils must be in shade. Immediately after the flowers fade, cut the stems back and allow the plant to rejuvenate with lush, pretty new growth. Use it as an accent clump in the lightly shaded mixed border, or along building foundations.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 2

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    5 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24

  • Plant Type

    Perennial

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    18"-28" / 45.7cm - 71.1cm

  • Width

    28"-36" / 71.1cm - 91.4cm

  • Bloom Time

    Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer

  • Native To

    Europe, Eastern Europe, Turkey

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Upright/Erect

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    Orange, Yellow Green, Chartreuse

  • Flower Color Modifier

    Multi-Color

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Red, Green

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Green

  • Foliage Color (Winter)

    Green, Gray Green, Dark Red

  • Fragrant Flowers

    No

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Matte

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Usage

    Foundation, Mixed Border

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes