$62.50 – $593.75
Plants are 6 to 10″ (12″) high once planted.
Allegheny Spurge is an excellent native ‘groundcover.’ This means that Allegheny Spurge is most often used to cover bare places of ground and is dense in its nature of growth. It is a semi-evergreen that fills in areas under shade trees and shrubs. The plants have coarsely toothed leaves and a spiked bloom in the spring. By letting the blooms reach maturity and go to seed, Allegheny Spurge can be self-propagating. With a habit that most often chokes out competing plants and weeds, Allegheny Spurge is excellent in preventing soil erosion. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Partial to Full Shade|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternate, simple, evergreen, semi-evergreen to deciduous, and 2 to 4″ long. They are 2 to 3″ wide and elliptic with new growth that is flat green to bluish green and often mottled.|
|Size:||6 to 10″ (12″) high|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4 to 9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Deciduous to semi-evergreen to evergreen ground cover spreading by rhizomes.|
|Rate:||Slow, perhaps medium if soil is loose, moist and acidic|
|Flowers:||White or pinkish, flagrant, borne on 2 to 4″ long spikes in March-April|
|Diseases & Insects:||Apparently this species is not troubled by dieback problems, scale, or leaf spot which sometimes ruin plantings of other members of the same genus.|
|Landscape Value:||Excellent and different groundcover for shade, forms a soft carpet of gray-green leaves.|
|Soil Preference:||Does best in a soft and deep, very well drained soil. Prefers acidic soil with a pH of 6.5 or below, but will tolerate soils with a pH that’s neutral or slightly alkaline, 7.0 or above.|
|Care:||Pinch back the tips of new plantings for several years to promote bushiness. It may take up to three years for beds to fill in. Remove fallen leaves and other debris by gently raking them out or by using a leaf blower. Energetic raking will snap off mature stems and leave gaps in the ground cover.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize periodically in the spring using a fertilizer higher in phosphorus. You can spread a slow release fertilizer near the plants every 3-4 months.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.