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Welcome to our plant search tool. This database contains many of the thousands of plants that we carry. There are some notable exceptions. Hundreds of new perennials come out every year and Make It Green has been a leader in making them available to you. Eventually the recent introductions will make it to our plant search tool but every year there will be a lag between our in-store plant selection and this search tool. Unfortunately this search tool can't cover everything that we will carry this year. We also carry over 100 varieties of rare and unusual evergreens and over 100 varieties of hard-to-find shrubs many of which are not in the plant search. Click on the Plant List button for a list of nearly all the woody plants (trees, shrubs and evergreens) that we have ordered or already have in stock for this coming year.



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Fireglow Spurge*

Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow'

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Fireglow Spurge (Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Fireglow Spurge flowers

Fireglow Spurge flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Fireglow Spurge (Euphorbia griffithii 'Fireglow') at Make It Green Garden Centre

Fireglow Spurge in bloom

Fireglow Spurge in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  3 feet

Spread:  32 inches

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  3b

Other Names:  Griffith's Spurge

Ornamental Features

Fireglow Spurge has masses of beautiful cymes of orange flowers with yellow overtones and tomato-orange bracts at the ends of the stems from mid spring to mid summer, which are most effective when planted in groupings. Its attractive narrow leaves are olive green in colour with distinctive red veins. As an added bonus, the foliage turns a gorgeous brick red in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The coral-pink stems are very colorful and add to the overall interest of the plant.

Landscape Attributes

Fireglow Spurge is an herbaceous perennial with a mounded form. Its medium texture blends into the garden, but can always be balanced by a couple of finer or coarser plants for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and is best cleaned up in early spring before it resumes active growth for the season. 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.

Fireglow Spurge is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Mass Planting
  • Border Edging
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Fireglow Spurge will grow to be about 3 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 32 inches. The flower stalks can be weak and so it may require staking in exposed sites or excessively rich soils. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 10 years.

This plant does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America, and parts of it are known to be toxic to humans and animals, so care should be exercised in planting it around children and pets. It can be propagated by cuttings; however, as a cultivated variety, be aware that it may be subject to certain restrictions or prohibitions on propagation.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Massing  Edging  Garden 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Fall Color  Bark 
Ornamental Features