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Little front yard,big Euphorbia.


By Stan510

Little front yard,big Euphorbia. (Euphorbia ammak)

It has to be about 15 years old by now. They don't get to be as old as most tree's but I think they are good for 30 years or so. Toppling over in cold wet soil is the main reason they are lost. So far so good.

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Fingers crossed Stan!! It’s a beauty. Never seen one so tall, well, of course I haven’t! :-)

30 Nov, 2020


lol,Kate,not a lot of these I know. Not your conventional garden here. Or conventional gardener.
I really don't know how much taller these can get. Most- all -- internet photos of them at tallest are in this range. Not like I find "twice as tall" photos of them.
One thing also Kate..when I bought this in 2004 or even 2003,they were all new to the San Francisco bay area in even being offered for sale. Then,it was about 2' or so. I took a chance that it would survive outdoors. So far it has.

30 Nov, 2020


It is a real beauty Stan. The E.A.'s I've seen in Mexico also seemed top heavy like yours and prickly (ouch). Congratulation on growing it outdoors in Bay area.
I have several Euphorbia trigonas in the house. They want to grow thru the ceiling. I usually cut a half of it and just stick it in the dirt and there it grows happily. It seems to root very freely. I gave so many away and still have a forest of them in the living room.

1 Dec, 2020


It looks awesome! I pass one on the way to work. It was thinned out recently. It’s probably 50 years old. It’s about twice as tall as your Euphorbia. I think this Euphorbia can grow to live much older than 30 years.

5 Dec, 2020

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