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Euphorbia millii - Crown-of-thorns blooming

Euphorbia millii  - Crown-of-thorns blooming  (Euphorbia millii  - Crown-of-thorns blooming)

This Crown-of-thorns shrub is 6 feet/ 2 meters tall -- located at my across the street neighbor. It blooms all year here in San Diego, CA. Photo taken Apr. 18, 2010.

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Lovely pic....shows the thorns beautifully......

22 Apr, 2010



Thanks! : > )

22 Apr, 2010



22 Apr, 2010


Thanks Irish! : > )

22 Apr, 2010


That is a great shot of it. Such an interesting plant.

22 Apr, 2010



Thanks! It's widely grown here as shrub or sub-shrub, depending on the variety.

22 Apr, 2010


Ouch!! wouldn't fancy digging that up and moving it..LOL

23 Apr, 2010


LOL, lethal, isn't it ? !!!

23 Apr, 2010


Mushybanna, Louise1:

The thorns aren't as bad as they look. The tip usually isn't as sharp as a rose thorn. However, with that being said...I wouldn't want to fall on this plants. : > )

23 Apr, 2010


LOL no, nor me ;-)

23 Apr, 2010


Have seen this one many times in my succulent book, I do find it an amazing plant....

26 Apr, 2010



Crown-of-thorns is widely used as a landscape shrub here because of their extreme drought tolerance.

The varieties range from tall to very small. The flowers are also available in many colors from scarlet, white, pink, and yellow

27 Apr, 2010


I have never seen it on sale over here, I prefer the red more dramatic.....

27 Apr, 2010



Red/Scarlet is the most commonly grown color. Some of the more compact forms are especially beautiful -- because they also have more flowers. They are very widely sold here, inexpensively. However, if I ever wanted one I could always get a cutting from a neighbor or friend.

I have the dwarf red form which only grows to about 12 in./ 31cm. tall.

28 Apr, 2010


That would be a useful size to have......

29 Apr, 2010



The large variety looks really good as a hedge against a white in this setting. The smaller varieties are good as a potted plant.

30 Apr, 2010


As you say pictured against a white wall stunning...

2 May, 2010

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