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Wood Spurge Ruby Glow in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Waleuphglo' syn. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow', Euphorbia x martini 'Walberton's Ruby Glow'

 

Wood Spurge 'Ruby Glow'

The Wood Spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides) is an small evergreen perennial which is native to woodlands across Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a shade-loving plant which normally grows up to about 80cm tall, and has green foliage arranged in rosettes on woody stems. In late spring early summer it produces flowering bracts of shades of green, with tiny green-yellow flowers in the centre. It grows well in areas of dry shade, under trees and in a woodland setting. It does sucker, and if left unchecked it can become invasive. As with many Euphorbias, its stems carry a sap which is toxic and can cause irritation on skin. 'Ruby Glow' (sometimes also sold as Walberton's Ruby Glow') produces bright ruby red foliage in the spring, which matures to a dark red/purple colour, fading eventually to deep green. In late spring and early summer, large spikes of vivid green bracts appear each with tiny green flowers in the centres. This cultivar whilst grows in partial shade, is better in a sunnier position to maintain its colour.

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plant Features
  • Wood Spurge Ruby Glow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Wood Spurge Ruby Glow likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Wood Spurge Ruby Glow is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Wood Spurge Ruby Glow likes free draining

    Free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Wood Spurge 'Ruby Glow'

Latin name

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Waleuphglo' syn. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow', Euphorbia x martini 'Walberton's Ruby Glow'

type

Evergreens

family

Euphorbiaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Wood Spurge Ruby Glow likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Wood Spurge Ruby Glow is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Wood Spurge Ruby Glow likes free draining

    Free draining

  • Water

    Wood Spurge Ruby Glow likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Wood Spurge Ruby Glow is 0.50meters x 0.50meters 0.50 M 0.50 M

Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Waleuphglo' syn. Euphorbia amygdaloides 'Ruby Glow', Euphorbia x martini 'Walberton's Ruby Glow'

The Wood Spurge (Euphorbia amygdaloides) is an small evergreen perennial which is native to woodlands across Europe, Turkey and the Caucasus. It is a shade-loving plant which normally grows up to about 80cm tall, and has green foliage arranged in rosettes on woody stems. In late spring early summer it produces flowering bracts of shades of green, with tiny green-yellow flowers in the centre. It grows well in areas of dry shade, under trees and in a woodland setting. It does sucker, and if left unchecked it can become invasive. As with many Euphorbias, its stems carry a sap which is toxic and can cause irritation on skin. 'Ruby Glow' (sometimes also sold as Walberton's Ruby Glow') produces bright ruby red foliage in the spring, which matures to a dark red/purple colour, fading eventually to deep green. In late spring and early summer, large spikes of vivid green bracts appear each with tiny green flowers in the centres. This cultivar whilst grows in partial shade, is better in a sunnier position to maintain its colour.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

As a general rule, Wood Spurges do well in partial shade or the setting of a woodland environment under trees. They will tolerate shadier conditions, but none of the family is fussy about soil condition. They even thrive in very poor soils and can tolerate periods of drought.

 

Propagation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Spurge grows quite well from seeds sown indoors in pots. You can propagate Euphorbia more quickly and easily by gathering up the “volunteers” around an established plant. You may also root stem cuttings in a soilless medium, such as peat. Keep them lightly misted and enclose the pot in a bag to keep moisture in. Let the pot breathe once a day for an hour, so the soil does not mold. Once the cutting has rooted, you can pot it in regular soil or plant outdoors in moderate climates. One of the more important growing tips for Euphorbia is to let the stem cutting dry for a few days before planting. This allows the sap to form a callus on the cut end and prevents rotting.

 
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