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Hypericum kouytchense

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Features

  • BloomsJune to September
  • Height0.5m to 1.25m
  • Spread1m to 1.75m
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow-orange
  • Leaf ColourMedium green
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Hypericum kouytchense. This species is a broad semi-evergreen shrub which will grow about 1.5m tall and will spread to 1.8m. The flowers are golden-yellow and flattish with showy long styles and stamens; they are carried in profusion on the drooping branchlets in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial or Biennial, Semi-evergreen, Shrub

Origin

China

Interest and use

Banks, specimen

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilClay, Well drained, Fertile, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.5 to 8.5
  • WaterSemi-moist

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

Some species are susceptible to rust.

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