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Bupleurum fruticosum

Bupleurum fruticosum is also known as Shrubby Hare’s Ear. It is an evergreen shrub. It is part of the Apiaceae family of plants and it is native to the sunny hills of the Mediterranean region. Bupleurum fruticosum can grow to 7ft or 2m tall. It has simple obovate leaves that are bluish-green. It flowers in the summer to early autumn.

Bupleurum fruticosum
Bupleurum fruticosum
Bupleurum fruticosum
Bupleurum fruticosum at Regent’s Park, London

Bupleurum fruticosum flowers are hermaphrodite (with both male and female organs) and are bright yellow. After flowering, the seeds ripen by October. Bupleurum fruticosum makes a good wind shelter hedge especially in maritime locations where not all plants can survive. Plant it in poor to rich soil that is well-drained but it prefers the sun.

Bupleurum fruticosum is pest-free and disease-free making it easy to maintain. Propagate by seed or semi-ripe cuttings in summer. You can prune it back if you like. Bupleurum fruticosum is drought-tolerant and deer-resistant.

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