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Hypericum empetrifolium ‘Prostratum’

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Height0.05m to 0.1m
  • Spread0.3m
  • Growth HabitLow spreading
  • Flower ColourBright yellow
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Hypericum empetrifolium ‘Prostratum’. Has bright green, curled leaves and flat heads of small, bright yellow flowers carried in cymes in summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Evergreen, Shrub

Origin

S.E.Europe, S.W.Asia

Interest and use

Grown for their conspicuous, yellow flowers with prominent stamens. This shrub is very attractive to bees.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This shrub requires winter protection.

Propagation

By softwood cuttings in summer sub-shrubs and shrubs or by seed in autumn, cultivators by softwood cuttings only in summer; perennials may be propagated by seed or division in autumn or spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

H.inodorum 'Elstead' is susceptible to rust, which produces orange spots on leaves, and H.'Hidcote' is prone to a virus that makes leaves narrow and variegated.

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