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Canary Island Spurge
Scientific Name: Euphorbia canariensis L.
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Canary Island Spurge (Euphorbia  canariensis) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Canary Islands

Growth Habits: Succulent shrub, up to 20 feet tall (6 m), 15 feet spread (4.5 m), stems branching from the base with 4 to 6 angles.

Watering Needs: Little water.


Euphorbia canariensis is supposed to be one of the more poisonous spurges. Stems have usually 5 edges, spines are by pair.

Canary Island Spurge (Euphorbia  canariensis)

Canary Island Spurge (Euphorbia  canariensis)

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