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Hypericum grandifolium

A rounded, bushy, semi-evergreen shrub to 1m tall, with arching shoots and dark blueish-green leaves to 6cm long. From midsummer to autumn it produces clusters of star-shaped, golden yellow flowers to 6cm across; these are followed by conical red fruits

Size
Ultimate height
0.5–1 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 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 Blue Green
Summer Yellow Blue Green
Autumn Yellow Blue Green Red
Winter Blue Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

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

Exposure
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
Atlantic Is

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How to grow

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate by softwood or semi-ripe cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Banks and slopes
  • Flower borders and beds
Pruning

See pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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