Bushveld Candelabra Tree
Bushveld Candelabra Euphorbia, Transvaal Candelabra Tree, Lesser Candelabra Tree, Norsdoring, Bosveldkandelaarnaboom (Afr.)
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Euphorbia cooperi is an impressive spiny, succulent tree, with conspicuous candelabra-like branches, that split only once. It is of the Spurge family - giving off a white latex where injured. It grows in dry areas making it attractive for waterwise gardening. The spikes make an effective hedge and borderplant. This is a common feature plant. ZA Distribution: Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, North West.
Generally not harvested, but when taking cuttings wear gloves and prevent contact or inhalation of the milky latex.
Sow seed in spring in well draining sandy soil.
Root stem tip cuttings in summer with bottom heat, wear gloves to avoid contact with milky latex.
Birds eat the fruit.
The spikes make an effective hedge on borders of proporties.
Africa, South Africa, KwaZulu-Natal, through Swaziland to Messina in Limpopo
This tree is mostly found in rockier places, often on granite outcrops and in rock cracks or in wooded grassland and thorny scrubland, in planes and in steep hillsides on north-facing slopes
Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH preference
Generally problem free