Euphorbia amygdaloides, commonly called wood spurge, is a bushy, evergreen, compact, free-branching euphorbia that typically grows in an upright rounded mound to 12-20” tall. It is native to woodland margins in Europe, western Asia and the Mediterranean.
Best grown in dry to medium, well-drained soils in full sun. Appreciates some afternoon shade in hot summer climates. However, clumps tend to open up and lose their attractive shape in too much shade. Must have sharply-drained soils. Wet soils, particularly in winter, can be fatal. Plants are tolerant of some poor soils, including rocky-sandy ones. Plants generally prefer a Mediterranean-type climate and may show some stress in hot and humid summers.