St John's Wort 'Hidcote'

Hypericum x hidcoteense 'Hidcote'

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This low maintenance, semi evergreen shrub creates a small bush that can be used as an informal hedge. In summer it produces bright yellow flowers that can develop into red berries in autumn.
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Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer

Fruiting time

Autumn

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in late summer.

Special features

Attractive flowers

Ground cover

Attracts bees

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Moist

Soil type

Clay, Loam, Chalk

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

An ideal plant for providing ground cover on banks and slopes due to it's low maintenance requirements.

Personality

Family

Hypericaceae

Flower colour

Yellow

Scent

Mild

Problems

Generally pest and disease free.
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