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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 12:07 am 
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Actually, only two seasons...
Euphorbia cotinifolia, in a gallon pot, ground planted with some other stuff, and scraggly Poinsettias. Looked like an artful arrangement with LOTS of room. That geranium is WAY over there. Don't mind the cucumber, it was dug out.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d901b3127cce879572a0db0700000026108AcNG7JozatJ

My calendar thingie shows this being June of this year. I had thought it earlier. I had also had this Euphorb in that same one gallon pot for nearly two years, and it is a SLOW grower.
Very beautiful, used as landscape trees here. Defoliates when cooler, then is easy to shape and trim back.
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7d901b3127cce879572b95a2e00000026108AcNG7JozatJ

Well, it BETTER be easy to shape and trim!!
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7ce01b3127ccebe435f962b1400000026108AcNG7JozatJ

A mere five months later...
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And the Poinsettia doing so well, also!
http://im1.shutterfly.com/procserv/47b7ce01b3127ccebe435f79aacb00000026108AcNG7JozatJ

Who KNEW???


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2007 3:54 am 
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That is a beautiful plant Cena.

I have been wondering where you have been.

It is good to hear from you .

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I like that Euphorbia,nice autumn colour! Where ya been Cena?

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Great Euphorbia! Picked up a small rooted cutting recently. I'm keeping under potted to slow its growth. Then train into a bonsai subject.

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what a beautiful euphorb!!! i love the coloring of it!


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Wow Cena, it never ocurred to me to trim mine. I have had mine for about 7 years and keep it in a pot. It does flower profusely but it is very leggy. I will follow suit in March of '08.

Have you been able to collect seeds and get seedlings? I have collected and sown seeds but no have gotten no seedlings. I collected 3 "volunteers" around the yard and even then, only one survived which is doing very nicely.

How about cuttings? Any luck there? I see that caudex1 picked up a rooted cutting--I wonder how they rooted it. I hve tried everything including rooting them in water, but still no success.

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It just occured to me how that second Euphorb looks like Cotinus!

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Nice to see you posting again, Cena! Beautiful coloring on that Euphorb. Thanks to you, I've just gotten a name to a plant that came in pots of other sux from an Ocean Beach sale last year. I never would've figured it out! I guess I need to plant it OUT! :D It looks great so big!

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Hi Cena,
I was wondering how you were faring. I should be going down your way in a couple weeks. We're having a field trip to Magic Mountain then on down to Lakeside.

Beautiful plants, btw


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Wow I have two of those tree's!
I never knew they where Euphorbia and always wanted to know what they are. I hate them! Don't get me wrong they are beautiful tree's but when I prune them I have to wear long sleeves and gloves. The first time I did I got a lot of sap on me. Came out in a red rash that was extremely itchy for about two days.

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I would never have thought to post my succulent Euphorbia to Shrubs & Trees...

Who Knew?

I am doing well, new job, keeping me hoping. The fires and other stuff. Trying to be a better house keeper rather than an all-the-time gardener. Sort of changing direction based on what is doing well in my yard.

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Tree? Really?

Down along the Harbor Drive you see lots of these trees. In Balboa Park, also. The person who put it up for adoption told me about trimming it back for shape.

Any time you trim a Euphorb, always have a bucket of water, a sprayer, or a hose nearby. A quick blast of water will stop the bleeding sap.
An additional neccessary bit would be Aeonium lindleyii. It is the 'jewel weed' for Euphorbs that Jewel Weed is for Poison Ivy.


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Cena, when you say Jewel Weed I wonder if thats like our habit of searching for Dock plant when we got stung by a Nettle,rubbing a piece of the stem on the affected area?(we don't get poison ivy over here)

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I never know where they are euphorbia always wanted to know what they are. I hate them! Do not misunderstand that they are beautiful trees, but when I cut them, I have to wear long-sleeved clothes and gloves. The first time I did I got a lot of juice me. Out a red rash, very itchy for about two days. Thanks for that. I have also a tree.

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