Euphorbia xanti

Baja Spurge

Plant Type: Shrub
Sun: Sun
Drainage: Medium, Well-draining
Water: Naturalize, Occasional
Height X Width: 8' X 8'
Santa Clara County Local: No
What do these mean?



The Euphorbia genus is worldwide in distribution, represented by plants of widely varying forms and cultural needs. The Baja spurge is one of 50 species native to the Baja Peninsula. It grows as an upright shrub with a woody base, linear green branches with small leaves. The branches form a dense network overtime as the shrub quickly grows to eight feet or so. The small flowers appear throughout the growing season. Baja spurge expands quite quickly by underground rhizomes, especially if supplemental irrigation is provided, which is recommended to keep the plant looking its best. Accounts indicate that Baja spurge is hardy to 25F. Note: the sap of euphorbias is toxic. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.


Deer Resistant: Yes
Attractive to Bees: Yes
Attractive to Butterflies: Yes
Good Under Oaks: No
Evergreen or Deciduous: Evergreen