Hypericum Hidcote Hedging

Hypericum x hidcoteense ‘Hidcote’

This tough and easy to grow variety of St Johns wort, Hypericum Hidcote produces a steady succession of waxy bright yellow saucer shaped flowers from Early Summer right through until Late Autumn. The lush green foliage is semi evergreen meaning that many leaves stay on the plant in Winter, but in very cold weather some will be lost and be replaced as the shrub comes into growth the next Spring.

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Potted Hedging

We deliver these plants to you in the pots they are grown in, because there is no root disturbance they can delivered and planted all year round with excellent results.

Hypericum Hidcote Potted Hedging 8/16in 20/40cm

  • in 2 litre pots

  • Plant(s) per metre: 3-4
  • Minimum order quantity: 1

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This is a naturally bushy shrub growing to a maximum of 120cm making it a good species for a smaller flowering hedge. Hypericum is a tough plant and they grow well in full sun and partial to moderate shade. Great for mixed beds and borders, also for more difficult areas where the shrubs if planted at 3-5 per square metre will develop into taller ground cover needing little maintenance. Hypericum Hidcote is suitable for all well drained soils, they also grow well by the sea.

Also known as St John’s Wort, Hypericum is one of the most popular semi-evergreen flowering shrubs with a dense bushy habit of growth. The dark green foliage, which can drop for a couple of months in the hardest of winters but will then regenerate in spring, are a superb backdrop to the profusion of stunning golden yellow saucer-shaped flowers which come in relentless succession from mid-summer until late autumn giving a good display either as a hedge or as ground cover.

Hypericum hedging is a very hardy plant, surviving temperatures down to -12 degrees centigrade, so are suitable for most areas and will grow in full sun or partial or full shade. They grow well in most types of soil preferably well-drained soils in an area preferably protected from cold winds, they can even be grown in containers although this is not ideal they much prefer being grown in open ground, growing to a maximum height of approximately 1.5 metres with a slightly larger spread making them ideal as ground cover.

How to grow Hypericum Hidcote

Position: full sun, partial shade, moderate shade.

Foliage: Semi evergreen – keeps some leaves all year although some may drop in very cold weather nad be replaced with fresh new growth the following Spring.

Soil and site: Any  average soil.

Flowering time: June to October .

Growth rate: moderate

Ultimate height and spread: 120cm high x 150cm wide.

Hardiness: Fully hardy.

Aftercare: Water regularly after planting and for the first season. Prune or trim shrubs and hedges in spring.

Hypericum hedges are reasonably resistant to most pests and diseases so are quite resilient and aftercare is easy with little pruning needed, just enough to tidy the plants up whether trimming as a hedge or pruning ground cover. The beautiful bright daffodil yellow flowers are extremely useful for brightening up back of borders and will mix well with most herbaceous perennials. For an informal hedge 3-5 plants per metre are recommended and as ground cover for reasonably fast coverage 3-5 plants per square metre.

Delivery is free for most orders above our free delivery thresholds, these are displayed above our prices in the product listings and summarized below. If you don’t need that many plants it’s not a problem, you can choose to pay our delivery charge and only order what you need.

Delivery is convenient – no signature is required so you don’t need to wait in, we will leave your parcel in the safe place that you nominate.

Delivery is fast – because we pick orders daily from our own growing beds your plants only travel the small hop to our packing shed before being sent to you, they are usually delivered within 3-7 days.

Delivery is reliable
– we have been selling and delivering Hedging Plants to our customers nationwide since 1992. We have a lot of experience in packing them safely and only use tried and tested delivery partners.

Smaller Plants (Parcel Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £90£15.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £90Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£24.00

Heavy Plants (Pallet Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUp to £420£72.00
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £420Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll orders£72.00

Tall Plants 2.5m+ (Specialist Delivery)

LocationOrder ValuePrice
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsUnder £1800Please call us
UK Mainland excluding HighlandsOver £1800Free
Scottish Highlands and Isle of WightAll ordersNot available

Exceptions to our delivery charges are Scottish Highland and Isle of Wight delivery areas where we need to charge a little extra to cover the cost of deliveries to these outlying areas. We don’t currently delivery to other offshore addresses including Northern Ireland and Southern Ireland.

Tall plants over 2.5 metres have to be delivered by our own specialised transport, our delivery area is limited to mainland England and Wales only.

Please note there is a minimum order value of £50 for orders containing smaller plants and £250 for orders containing heavier plants

Complete delivery information can be viewed on our Delivery Information page

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