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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.


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.

Buy Varieties of BUPLEURUM

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
£16.00 each
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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