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Euphorbia characias Glacier Blue - 3lt

Euphorbia characias Glacier Blue - 3lt

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Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue' is a striking evergreen perennial, cherished for its unique foliage and vibrant blooms. This variety of euphorbia, commonly known as Mediterranean spurge, features a captivating blend of colours that make it a standout in any garden.

The foliage of 'Glacier Blue' is its most distinctive attribute. The lance-shaped leaves are a silvery-blue colour, edged with creamy white margins, giving the plant a frosty appearance reminiscent of a glacier. This cool-toned palette contrasts beautifully with the surrounding greenery, providing year-round interest. The leaves are arranged in whorls around upright stems, creating a lush, bushy appearance.

In spring and early summer, 'Glacier Blue' produces clusters of chartreuse-green flowers, which are actually bracts, at the top of its stems. These bracts encase tiny, inconspicuous flowers and add a bright, cheerful element to the plant. The combination of the blue foliage and yellow-green bracts is particularly eye-catching.

Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue' thrives in well-drained soil and prefers full sun to partial shade. It is drought-tolerant once established, making it an excellent choice for low-maintenance gardens and xeriscaping. Additionally, it is deer and rabbit resistant, adding to its appeal for gardeners facing such challenges.

This euphorbia is relatively easy to care for. Pruning is generally limited to removing spent flower stems after blooming to maintain its tidy appearance. However, it is important to handle the plant with care, as the milky sap it exudes can be a skin irritant.

'Glacier Blue' can be used effectively in various garden settings, including borders, rock gardens, and containers. Its striking foliage provides a textural contrast to other plants, and it pairs well with both contemporary and traditional garden designs. Whether used as a focal point or a complementary plant, Euphorbia characias 'Glacier Blue' adds a touch of elegance and year-round interest to any garden.

  • Common Name

    spurge 'Glacier Blue'

  • Family


  • Type

    evergreen shrub

  • Pot Size


  • Height (cm)


  • Native To


  • Flower

    showy clusters of creamy flowers, with green eyes

  • Foliage

    narrow, cream-edged, blue-green

  • Maturation period

    2-5 years

Key Info

Size & Spacing

Mature Height


Mature Width


Shape / habit


Preferred Location


West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Soil Type

acid, alkaline and neutral, full shade

Soil moisture


Growing Period


spring, summer


all year


non fruiting

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During this time, we have developed a large stock of trees, mature evergreen shrubs, conifers, Japanese maples, cedars and olives. What sets us apart from a generic garden center is solid unwavering focus on trees and some bigger shrubs. You will find thousands of trees, hundreds of varieties and lots of experts who are working on the nursery and more than willing to help you to choose a plant for you.

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