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H. bellum is a semi-evergreen, densely-branched shrub with arching stems to 1m tall. Leaves arebroadly ovate to almost circular with wavy edges; golden-yellow, cup-shaped flowers to 3.5cm in diameter are borne at stem tips above the foliage from early summer into autumn
H. hircinum subsp. albimontanum is a semi-evergreen, compact shrub to about 1m tall with broadly ovate, wavy-edged leaves that emit a strong odour when bruised. Yellow flowers to 3cm across with long, prominent stamens are produced in summer
H. × moserianum is a spreading dwarf deciduous shrub with arching red stems and ovate leaves. Flowers to 5cm in width, golden-yellow with reddish anthers
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Hypericum calycinum...Many ground cover shrubs like the snowberry or Hypericum calycinum spread via underground stems (rhizomes), sending up new plants and gradually taking over the border
Examples: Berberis , box ( Buxus ), Camellia , Ceanothus , Choisya , Daphne , Hypericum , laurel ( Prunus laurocerasus and Prunus lusitanica ), Mahonia , Pieris , Azalea ( Rhododendron ), Rhododendron , Viburnum tinus...Examples include groundcover such as Mahonia aquifolium and Hypericum calycinum which look best sheared over in spring
Hypericum olympicum...Another of this selection featuring greyish-green foliage, Hypericum olympicum is a twiggy little deciduous plant spreading up to 50cm (19in...
Hypericum perforatum (perforate St John?s wort) - poisonous...St John?s wort - see Hypericum perforatum
Hypericum × hidcoteense ?Hidcote? AGM : (e) dark green leaves, cup-shaped golden-yellow flowers...Hypericum × moserianum ?Tricolor? (v) : mid green leaves blotched pink and cream and from summer to autumn cup-shaped bright yellow flowers
Hypericum calycinum : 45-60cm (1½-2ft) apart
To provide structure, add in some small shrubs like rock roses ( Helianthemum ), Hypericum olympicum AGM and Daphne × susannae...
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