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Commonly known as Jerusalem sage
EvergreenSage-like, wrinkled leaves to 10cm (4in) long
Yellow3cm (1¼in) long
Medium shrubTypically grow to around 4-6 feet in heightMound-forming shrub with upright shoots. Flowers are formed in axillary whorls
Hardy - cold winterHardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowWildlife plant - insectsPests & DiseasesLeafhoppersPlace of originEastern MediterraneanResistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Garden Location/ConditionsCoastal / windsweptSuitable for open site, slightly back from the sea
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Pruning groupPruning group 5Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs that require minimal pruning.
Action: Trim or lightly cut back shoots that spoil symmetry. Deadhead regularly.
When: Annually after flowering.
RHS group 8Pruning group 6Suitable for: Evergreen shrubs or climbers that need little to no pruning.
Action: Trim back shoots that spoil symmetry and to fit available space.
When: Annually after flowering if on previous year's growth, or in later Winter or Spring if flowering on current year's growth, or as requires.
RHS group 9 & 11
Soil ConditionsFertile well drained soil