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Transvaal Candelabra Tree, Lesser Candelabra Tree
Scientific Name: Euphorbia cooperi NE Br. ex Berger
Family: Euphorbiaceae
Transvaal Candelabra Tree, Lesser Candelabra
Tree (Euphorbia  cooperi)
Euphorbia cooperi at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Frost Tolerance: Need frost protection in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (13C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Tropical and southern Africa

Growth Habits: Small succulent tree, up to 20 feet tall (6 m)

Watering Needs:


The straight, tall, bare trunk and top branches form a candelabra shape The branches form a string of heart-shaped segments.

Blooming Habits:
Euphorbia cooperi has yellow cyathias are arranged in 3 parallel rows, with the male flowers in the center row, and the bisexual flowers on the outside.

Fruiting Habits:
The large fruit are red when ripening. When ripe, they burst open, flinging individual seeds several meters away.

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