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Euphorbia pulcherrima 'St. Louis Red'

St. Louis Red Garden Poinsettia

Spurge

Comments

An attractive large shrub with narrow green leaves and small yellow floral tips, surrounded by large, bright scarlet bracts; fairly drought tolerant, but better with some irrigation; protect from frost; adds a truly exotic dimension to the garden

Description

An attractive large shrub with narrow green leaves and small yellow floral tips, surrounded by large, bright scarlet bracts; fairly drought tolerant, but better with some irrigation; protect from frost; adds a truly exotic dimension to the garden

Landscape Attributes

St. Louis Red Garden Poinsettia is a multi-stemmed evergreen 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.

St. Louis Red Garden Poinsettia is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Mass Planting;Hedges/Screening;General Garden Use;Container Planting

Planting & Growing

St. Louis Red Garden Poinsettia will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 10 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot 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 approximately 15 years.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to moist

Cold Hardy to Zone:

10a

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

8 feet

10 feet

rich

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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