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Care of the plant Euryops virgineus or River resin bush.

Care of the shrub Euryops virgineus or River resin bush

The genus Euryops, family Asteraceae, comprises 100 species of flowering plants native to Africa and the Arabian peninsula. Some species are: Euryops virgineus, Euryops pectinatus, Euryops annae, Euryops mucosus, Euryops walterorum.

Common names: Honey euryops, Honey marguerite, River resin bush. This species is native to South Africa.

They are fast-growing, highly branched evergreen shrubs that reach 1.5 meters (4.92 feet) in height. The leaves are very small, dark green and webbed in shape; they are usually hidden by the abundant yellow flowers that measure 1 cm (0.39") in diameter. The flowers give off a slight honey aroma. They bloom from late winter to mid-spring.

They are used for borders, as isolated specimens, to cover dry areas of the garden, in informal hedges and in pots. They are ideal for Mediterranean coastal gardens due to their resistance to wind and salinity.

Euryops honey can be grown in full sun or semi-shade exposure; in semi-shade it produces fewer flowers. They resist occasional frosts.

They tend to grow in sandy and stony soils; they can be grown in any soil that is very well drained.

Water moderately, always waiting for the substrate to be well dry.

They do not need fertilizers.

Prune after flowering to maintain a compact appearance and to favor the appearance of flowers the following year.

They are plants resistant to pests and diseases but sensitive to excess humidity.

They propagate by seeds sown in spring; Plants that bloom earlier are obtained if they are reproduced by cuttings.

Images of the shrub Euryops virgineus or River resin bush

Euryops virgineus
Euryops virgineus
Euryops virgineus