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
Further Reading....
  • Evergreen
    Narrowly obovate leaves to 8cm(4in) long.
  • Yellow
  • Height
    2m (6½ft)
  • Spread
    2.5m (8ft)
  • Medium shrub
    Typically grow to around 4-6 feet in height
    Dense, spreading shrub with long, slender, erect shoots. Flowers produced in domed, terminal umbels to 4cm (1½in) across.
  • Hardy - average winter
    Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun

BUPLEURUM fruticosum

 
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Wildlife plant - butterflies. Old, tangled plants can be cut back in spring and will regenerate.
    Pests & Diseases
    None
    Place of origin
    Mediterranean
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Coastal / windswept
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Obovate
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 6
    Suitable 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
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile well drained soil
    Moderately fertile
  • Wildlife
    Butterfly friendly
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2m (6½ft)
Medium Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2.5m (8ft)
 

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