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Bupleurum fruticosum (Shrubby hare's ear)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
2.5m
Max height
2.5m
Max spread
1-2 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Bupleurum fruticosum

Other names

Shrubby hare's ear

Genus

Bupleurum Bupleurum

Species

B. fruticosum - B. fruticosum is a dense, spreading, evergreen shrub with long, slender, erect shoots bearing oval, waxy, blue-green leaves and domed umbels of small, star-shaped, yellow flowers from midsummer to early autumn.


Bupleurum fruticosum is: Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves have a pungent scent when crushed.

Habit

Bushy, Spreading

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to avoid self-seeding. Pruning group 9 as necessary. Will tolerate hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


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Where to grow

Bupleurum fruticosum (Shrubby hare's ear) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Salt tolerant, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife, Wind-breaker, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in full sun. Needs a sheltered site in areas with cold winters. In warm areas, will tolerate exposed coastal conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

Companion plants

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Botanical name

Bupleurum fruticosum

Other names

Shrubby hare's ear

Genus

Bupleurum Bupleurum

Species

B. fruticosum - B. fruticosum is a dense, spreading, evergreen shrub with long, slender, erect shoots bearing oval, waxy, blue-green leaves and domed umbels of small, star-shaped, yellow flowers from midsummer to early autumn.

Foliage

Evergreen

Fragrance

Leaves have a pungent scent when crushed.

Habit

Bushy, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Yellow in Summer; Yellow in Autumn

Foliage

Blue-green in All seasons

General care

Pruning

Deadhead to avoid self-seeding. Pruning group 9 as necessary. Will tolerate hard pruning.

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-ripe cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Bupleurum fruticosum (Shrubby hare's ear) will reach a height of 2.5m and a spread of 2.5m after 1-2 years.

Suggested uses

Beds and borders, City, Coastal, Cottage/Informal, Drought Tolerant, Edging, Ground Cover, Hedging/Screens, Low Maintenance, Mediterranean, Salt tolerant, Wallside and trellises, Wildlife, Wind-breaker, Woodland

Cultivation

Plant in free-draining soil in full sun. Needs a sheltered site in areas with cold winters. In warm areas, will tolerate exposed coastal conditions.

Soil type

Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)

USDA zones

Zone 10, Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7

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