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Hypericum bellum

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

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Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1–1.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Gold
Autumn Yellow Gold Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

South–facing or North–facing or East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Hypericaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Semi evergreen
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Hypericum can be annuals, perennials, shrubs or trees, evergreen or deciduous, with usually paired leaves and showy yellow flowers with prominent stamens, followed by capsules, occasionally berry-like

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Himalaya, W China

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade

Propagation

Propagate by seed in autumn or by softwood cuttings or semi-ripe cuttings in summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Low Maintenance
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

Pruning group 8

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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