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Hypericum olympicum (Mount Olympus St John's wort)

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
0.25m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Hypericum olympicum

Other names

Mount Olympus St John's wort

Genus

Hypericum Hypericum

Species

H. olympicum - H. olympicum is a spreading, mound-forming dwarf shrub with small, grey-green leaves and yellow, saucer-shaped flowers in summer that are followed by shiny orange-red berries.


Hypericum olympicum is: Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Small

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Hypericum olympicum (Mount Olympus St John's wort) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, or moist but well-drained, soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Hypericum olympicum

Other names

Mount Olympus St John's wort

Genus

Hypericum Hypericum

Species

H. olympicum - H. olympicum is a spreading, mound-forming dwarf shrub with small, grey-green leaves and yellow, saucer-shaped flowers in summer that are followed by shiny orange-red berries.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Erect, Small

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Bright-yellow in Summer

Foliage

Grey-green in Spring; Grey-green in Summer; Grey-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest-free.

Diseases

Generally disease-free.

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Hypericum olympicum (Mount Olympus St John's wort) will reach a height of 0.25m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Banks and Slopes, Beds and borders, Cottage/Informal, Ground Cover, Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained, or moist but well-drained, soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 8, Zone 7

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