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BUPLEURUM

Commonly known as Thorow wax

Genus of about 190 species of annuals, perennials and evergreen or semi-evergreen shrubs widely distributed throughout the northern hemisphere with some species in southern Africa.

A staple of traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years as a detoxifier.

It is represented in the UK by the very rare (outside cultivation) and possibly extinct, B. falcatum, Sickle hare'e ear. a native perennial of waste places and hedgebanks.

Further Reading....

  • Evergreen - variably shaped leaves, often with conspicuous parallel veins.
  • Medium shrub - Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height - produces star-shaped yellow or green flowers.
  • Full shade
  • Full sun - any well drained soil
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - none.
  • Place of origin - northern hemisphere.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.

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BUPLEURUM fruticosum

BUPLEURUM fruticosum  >


Commonly known as: Shrubby hare's ear, Thorow wax.
Excellent evergreen for coastal situations. Sea green foliage and yellow flowers. Difficult to propagate
£15.00 each

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