Euphorbia Plants
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What Plant is This?

Zone Zone 7b | Anonymous added on December 31, 2016 | Answered

I was wondering what type of evergreen shrub this is. I have no idea what variety. We're one of two homes in our entire neighborhood that have these. They're over 5 years old and they're roughly 8-9 feet tall and 6-7 feet wide. From what I've seen, they have small male cones, but I've never seen any female cones. It also has a lot of dead foliage near the center of the plant. Is this normal? There are bag worms that grow on this tree each year... could that be the culprit? I start extensively on the way but I can't find any tree that looks like this one. I hope you can help!

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on January 1, 2017

I have not been able to identify this shrub either.
It would appear to be an Euphorbia of some type.
The closest I can identify is the Dragon Bone

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/euphorbia/caring-for-dragon-bone-plants.htm

The dead foliage can be due to age, disease, insects, lack of air flower--any number of reasons.
It is always best to prune and trim dead and diseased branches no matter the plant.

I'm going to forward this image to our Social Media Specialist and have her post it on Gardening Know How Facebook page.
If we have anyone identify the shrub with more specifics, I will forward the information to you.

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