Baja spurge

Euphorbia xanti

Description

Baja spurge is a large shrub with many slender branches that weave into a intricate tangle of leafless stems 6-8 ft. tall and as wide. Large clusters of tiny pink and white flowers provide a colorful display in late spring.

This Baja California native is adapted to arid climate zones where it receives little annual rainfall. It is highly adapted to sun, heat, aridity and drought; a robust flowering cycle occurs after the winter rain season. It does show sensitivity to heavy frost and is recommended for use in southwestern garden plantings on slopes and in parts of the Inland Empire that experience litter winter frost.

Plant Type: Shrub
Foliage Character: Drought deciduous
Habit: Upright, Sprawling, Mounding, Low-branching
Growth Rate: Moderate
Foliage Color: Pale green
Flower Color: Pink, White
Flower Season: Spring
Soil Adaptations: Well-draining soil, Rocky soil
Exposure Adaptations: Heat, Drought, Aridity, All day sun
Function: Slopes, Screening, Rock gardens, Residential spaces, Flowering accent plant, Background plant
Height: 4 ft. – 6 ft.
Width: 6 ft. – 8 ft.