genus: Euphorbia L.
common names: spurge
type: annual, biennial or perennial herbs, woody shrubs, or trees
native range: cosmopolitan global distribution. The greatest diversity of species is in the tropics, however, the Euphorbiaceae also have many species in nontropical areas of all continents except Antarctica.
zone: 4 to 13
height: up to 18 m
spread: up to 6 m
type species: Euphorbia antiquorum L.
bloom time: varies per species
sun: full sun to part shade
water: low to medium
soil type: well-draining, potting mix
toxicity: varies between species