Low Growing Euryops flowers
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Plant Height: 2 inches
Flower Height: 3 inches
Spread: 8 inches
Hardiness Zone: 8a
Other Names: African Daisy, Shrub Daisy, Bush Daisy
A perfect plant for filling open spaces massed as a groundcover; ideal in hot dry beds and borders; a colorful addition to the rock garden
Low Growing Euryops has masses of beautiful yellow daisy flowers at the ends of the branches from early spring to late fall, which are most effective when planted in groupings. It has grayish green foliage. The ferny leaves remain grayish green throughout the winter. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.
Low Growing Euryops is a dense multi-stemmed evergreen shrub with a ground-hugging habit of growth. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.
This is a relatively low maintenance shrub, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It is a good choice for attracting birds and butterflies to your yard, but is not particularly attractive to deer who tend to leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. It has no significant negative characteristics.
Low Growing Euryops is recommended for the following landscape applications;
- Mass Planting
- Rock/Alpine Gardens
- General Garden Use
Planting & Growing
Low Growing Euryops will grow to be only 2 inches tall at maturity extending to 3 inches tall with the flowers, with a spread of 8 inches. It tends to fill out right to the ground and therefore doesn't necessarily require facer plants in front. It grows at a fast rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 years or more.
This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It is very adaptable to both dry and moist growing conditions, but will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil pH, but grows best in sandy soils, and is able to handle environmental salt. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This species is not originally from North America.