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Hypericum revolutum

A half-hardy semi-evergreen shrub to 3m tall, with reddish-brown shoots and opposite pairs of elliptical leaves; the foliage has an aroma of curry when crushed. From summer to autumn it may produce cup-shaped yellow flowers with prominent tufts of stamens, however it is shy to flower in British gardens. Suitable only for a very sheltered position outdoors or cool greenhouse

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Size
Ultimate height
2.5–4 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H3
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
South Africa (source: South African National Biodiversity Institute)

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How to grow

Cultivation

Under glass grow in loam-based potting compost with added extra grit. Position in full light and water freely in the growing season, moderately at other times. Outdoors grow in freely-draining soil in full sun, or against a south-facing wall

Propagation

Propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • City and courtyard gardens
  • Climber and wall shrubs
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

See pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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