Blackbird Spurge

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'

A striking evergreen perennial that grows to form a low, upright bush. Slender, velvety leaves are tinted dark burgundy over gray-green, and are most vibrantly colored in full sun. Heads of showy, yellow-green, petal-like leaves surround tiny, true flowers and bloom atop thick red stems, attracting butterflies during spring. This species is a great addition for year-round dark foliage, and performs well as a container plant. All parts of this plant contain a toxic milky sap that seeps out when cut.


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Blackbird Spurge

Euphorbia 'Blackbird'
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1 gallon, 7" h x 8" w

Deciduous / Evergreen

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Common Nursery Plant Forms

We use plant forms to describe how a plant has been grown in our nursery. Here are some common nursery plant forms explained.

A bush or multi refers to a shrub or small tree grown with multiple stems.

A standard has been trained to have a single trunk.
Many bush/multi plants are also available in standard form, so be sure to check the form when you add plants to your cart.

A column refers to a tree or shrub grown into a tall, narrow shape.

An espalier is a plant trained to grow in a two-dimensional form against a trellis.

Staked plants will be tied to a wooden or plastic stake during the growing process. This technique is generally used on vines but is sometimes used for certain trees or shrubs.