Euphorbia myrsinites Donkey Tail Spurge



Does not ship to: CA, CO, OR, UT, or WA due to state restrictions.

Euphorbia myrsinites has sulfur-yellow 2"-4" flower clusters at the tips of trailing stems of gray-green triangular leaves. Flowering starts in very early spring, providing nectar for early butterflies and other pollinators. Euphorbia myrsinites' fleshy, evergreen leaves are arranged in close spirals on the stems and are attractive spilling over a wall or the edge of a container. The milky sap of Euphorbia myrsinites may cause skin irritations, so we recommend gloves when handling this perennial plant.

Also known as Donkey Tail Spurge, Euphorbia myrsinites prefers full sun and average to poor soil that must be well-drained. It is drought tolerant once established. Euphorbia myrsinites may self sow where happy.


  • Common Names: Donkey tail Spurge
  • Zones: 5-8
  • Light Requirements: Full Sun to Light Shade
  • Soil Preference: Well-drained
  • Height at Maturity: 10
  • Width at Maturity: 15
  • Bloom Color: Yellow
  • Bloom Time: April-June
  • Foliage Color: Blue-green

Special Features

  • Attracts: Butterflies.
  • Tolerates: Deer. Coastal Conditions. Drought.
  • Other Features: Container Plant. Evergreen.

Care and Growing Tips

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Shipping Info


All orders placed now will ship in Spring 2024 unless requested otherwise.

    • Zones 9&10: Starting March 25th
    • Zone 8: Starting April 1st
    • Zone 7: Starting April 8th
    • Zone 6: Starting April 22nd
    • Zone 5: Starting May 6th
    • Zones 4-2: Starting May 13th

If you live in a warm climate and wish to receive your plants during the winter, please send us an email. Please note that we may be unable to fulfill your request if temperatures are too cold for safe transit or if the plants are dormant.

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All ship times are subject to change if extreme weather conditions are present here at the nursery or at the shipping destination.

Please note: Depending on the time of year, the foliage of the plants may be trimmed to fit into our shipping boxes. This could delay the flowering of the plant, but many perennials actually benefit from being cut back.

We are currently not able to ship to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and outside of the US.