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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 oval 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
  • 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) -
  • 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 -
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  • 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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