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Christine Pink Lantana
Pencil Tree, Pencilbush, Milkbush
Christine Pink Lantana

Common name:Christine Pink Lantana
Botanical name:Lantana 'Christine'

This groundcover can be used as foundation or low hedge. It is a good sustitute for annuals in containers or beds.

Pencil Tree, Pencilbush, Milkbush

Common name:Pencil Tree, Pencilbush, Milkbush
Botanical name:Euphorbia tirucalli

In frost free areas, Euphorbia can become a 30' tree but in colder areas, it is often knocked back by frost. It can be single or multiple trunked. It has green cylindrical branches that are about the diameter of a pencil. Leaves are not usually present. Some people are allergic to the sap. It is tolerant of salt, full sun, part shade and quite drought resistant. It is a great accent plant for a container. This form has light green branches if in full sun.

Designer: LADWP

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Photographer: GardenSoft

Soils and Compost:

Physical weed control, including mulching, or hand removal protects the watershed from harmful chemicals.

Integrated Pest Management:

Drip and other smart irrigation delivers water directly to roots, allowing no excess water for weeds.