Bupleurum fruticosum

Scientific name: Bupleurum fruticosum


Common names: “Bupleurum” “Shrubby hare’s ear”

Plant Type: Evergreen shrub


Zone: 7-10

Light: Full sun

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Any, prefers less clay

Moisture: Moist well drained, semi-drought tolerant


Plant Size: H 5-6′ W 5-8′

Leaf and Stem shape: Simple, obovate, blue-green leaves

Flower: Clusters of tiny yellow flowers in summer and early autumn

Pruning: Can prune hard in spring, cut out any winter damage

Maintenance: Low, deadhead flowers

Landscape use: Hedging, wildlife garden, Mediterranean, coastal cottage

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Disease resistant

*Deer resistant

Comments: Attracts wasps so don’t plant near a patio or seating area


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