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Euphorbia neriifolia 'Cristata'

Crested Oleander-Leaved Cactus

Spurge

Comments

An attractive, bold plant for a sunny border; narrow green foliage atop fan shaped crests that will split and branch; flower bracts are showy atop the crests; adds a truly exotic dimension to the garden

Description

An attractive, bold plant for a sunny border; narrow green foliage atop fan shaped crests that will split and branch; flower bracts are showy atop the crests; adds a truly exotic dimension to the garden

Landscape Attributes

Crested Oleander-Leaved Cactus is an open multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Crested Oleander-Leaved Cactus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Crested Oleander-Leaved Cactus will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 2 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

8b

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Spread:

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Soil Type:

15 feet

10 feet

sandy

Deer Resistant:

true

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