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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. × moserianum is a spreading dwarf deciduous shrub with arching red stems and ovate leaves. Flowers to 5cm in width, golden-yellow with reddish anthers
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
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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 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
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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