Hypericum Hedge Plant Description
Hypericum is often known by its common name, St John's Wort, particularly in relation to its herbal properties. While Hypericum is an attractive ornamental plant, it is also often categorized as a semi-green, evergreen plant, due to losing some foliage during the colder winter days.
Hypericum Hidcote (St John's Wort) produces stunning, large yellow, five-petalled flowers that are vibrant and will bring your garden to life, making it an attractive feature. It's the perfect choice of flower to bring summer colours to your outdoor space. The flowers tend to blossom from May to August. Hypericum Hidcote is popular amongst pollinating local wildlife, including bees and butterflies.
Hypericum can grow in shaded conditions, but it develops and blossoms better where there is sunlight. This hedge plant is suitable for any well-drained soil and will thrive in coastal gardens. Take a look at our available plants for exposed siteson our website, for more information and inspiration.
Hypericum is available all year round.
Youll see our recommended planting densities for each size and root type listed in the product grid. We suggest that you use these as a guide, taking into consideration how long youre willing to wait to see your finished hedge. As a rough indication bare roots can be planted at anything from 3 to 7 per metre and cell grown between 4 and 6 - the higher densities here would need to be planted in a double staggered row or zig-zag.
For more information on planting distances please see our planting density advice section
Pruning a St Johns Wort (Hypericum) can vary depending on the species youre growing. Hidcote should be pruned in the Spring, removing any weak, old or thin growth. Shorten the remaining stems back to the base or to strong shoots. Always make your cut just above a bud. If your plant has got out of hand you can prune all the stems to ground level now.
is available on all orders providing they meet the minimum spend criteria for the size of box or pallet. Pallet deliveries and large box deliveries for tall plants are indicated by icons on the product table listings. Delivery costs and minimum order details for each packaging type are as follows:
|Packaging Type||Standard Delivery Charge||Minimum Order Values (incl VAT) for FREE Delivery|
|Small Box (Bare Roots up to 1.2m)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Box (Pots up to and incl. 7.5L)||£12 delivery charge (orders up to £100 incl VAT) ||Orders of £100 and over - FREE|
|Large/Tall Box (Tall bare roots 1.2m +)||£18 delivery charge (orders up to £120 incl VAT)||Orders of £120 and over - FREE|
|Pallet (Root balls, large pots, trees etc)||£60 delivery charge (orders up to £240 incl VAT)||Orders of £240 and over - FREE|
There are some exceptions to the standard delivery pricing structure, which relate to deliveries to more remote areas, overseas, or extremely tall plants requiring specialist delivery - for more information see the Delivery Information Page. (Please note that due to new Brexit rules, we are currently unable to export to both Northern and Southern Ireland.)It's Quick!
- Please note current delivery is 3 - 7 working days! (Some trees can be 7-10 days as standard - see product pages for info.)Next Day Delivery is Available
- We can offer next day delivery on eligible species and sizes for an additional £12 incl VAT. Call 01257 263 873
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* Please note that delivery costs are based on the final order amount in your cart after
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