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Care of the plant Cneorum tricoccon or Spurge olive.

Care of the plant Cneorum tricoccon or Spurge olive

The genus Cneorum, family Rutaceae, includes 2 species of shrubs native to the Mediterranean region (Cneorum tricoccon) and the Canary Islands (Cneorum pulverulentum).

Common name: Spurge olive. This species is native to the western Mediterranean Region.

They are highly branched shrubs that reach 1 meter in height. The attractive foliage consists of lustrous, deep green, alternate, elongated and narrow leaves. The flowers are not very decorative and are yellowish in color. They bloom in spring. The fruits are more decorative: first they are reddish and then black.

They are used to form low hedges, to create bushy groups or as isolated specimens; they are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens.

Cneorum tricoccon needs full sun exposure and high temperatures. They do not resist frost.

They can grow in any type of well-drained soil, even limestone and poor.

Water moderately taking into account that they are resistant to drought.

They do not need pruning or fertilizers.

They are resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They propagate easily from seeds sown in spring or by woody cuttings.

Images of the plant Cneorum tricoccon or Spurge olive

Cneorum tricoccon
Cneorum tricoccon
Cneorum tricoccon
Cneorum tricoccon
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