Myrtle Spurge

Myrtle Spurge – is a soft rubbery succulent-like ground cover that does well in full sun and reasonably well in dappled shade. It is drought tolerant. The plant develops a spreading woody base that then sends out green succulent branches. You can expect some minor yellow flowering in spring which will seed the plant. Myrtle Surge grows four to eight inches tall and like all succulents must have well drained soil.
Euphorbia Myresinites.
Desert Willow a Poisonous Plant
Myrtle Spurge with Desert Willow Native Texas Plant

Agave with myrtle spurge, native Texas landscaping.

Agave with myrtle spurge, native Texas landscaping.


Agaves are beautiful with spurges.  The gray blue colors blend nicely.

Agave Century Plant Texas Gardening

Agave. There are over 150 kinds.

The name of the head of the nursery at my church as a child was Myrtle.  She was a wonderful lady who rocked the babies, sometimes three at a time in a gigantic rocking chair.

I think about her sometimes in her white starched uniform, her thin arms.  And that’s what I remember about her, thin arms, always reaching, always holding her ‘precious little angels.’  Our church had a lovely sanctuary, but the truest sanctuary of that church was Myrtle’s nursery, in Myrtle’s arms.  I know she is in heaven, still rocking babies.

Chitalpa / Catalpa / Desert Willow

The beautiful Desert Willow seen above pictured with the Myrtle Spurge is reported to be poisonous.  Possibly a better tree would be the cross between the Desert Willow and the Catawlpa tree, the Chitalpa that comes in pink and white.
Chitalp Tree - Morning Cloud

Chitalpa Tree Gates and Doors

Chitalpa Tree Pink Flowers of Morning Cloud

Chitalpa Tree

Catalpa Tree in Dallas Landscape Garden Design

Catalpa Tree in Dallas Landscape Garden Design. The Catalpa is one half of the Chitalpa tree with the Desert Willow being the other half.


Catalpa Tree Blooms in April in Texas

Catalpa Tree Blooms in April in Texas

Peeking out to the left of the lovely Catalpa tree is a beautiful pomegranate bush.

Pomegranate Tree Dallas Landscape Design

Pomegranate Tree / Bush Dallas Landscape Design