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Commonly known as Shrubby hare's ear, Thorow wax
Excellent evergreen for coastal situations. Sea green foliage and yellow flowers. Difficult to propagate
Evergreen - narrowly oval leaves to 8cm(4in) long.
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)
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 - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - moderately fertile
Wildlife - Butterfly friendly
Bupleurum - Growing Guide
Harrod Horticulture Plant Supports - Plant & Border Supports
Link stakes plant supports are made from dark olive-green powder coated galvanised steel wire (up to 6mm thick), merge seemlessly into the background.
4 options from £28.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00