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Care of the plant Hypericum grandifolium or Large-leaved Hypericum.

Care of the shrub Hypericum grandifolium or Large-leaved Hypericum

The genus Hypericum, family Hypericaceae, comprises some 400 species of herbaceous plants, shrubs and trees with a cosmopolitan distribution. Some species of the genus are: Hypericum grandifolium, Hypericum revolutum, Hypericum canariense, Hypericum calycinum, Hypericum olympicum, Hypericum polyphyllum, Hypericum roeperianum, Hypericum elatum, Hypericum fragile, Hypericum balearicum, Hypericum x inodorum.

Common name: Large-leaved Hypericum. This species is native to the Canary Islands and Madeira.

They are evergreen shrubs that reach 2 meters (6.56 feet) in height. The broad, opposite, ovate leaves up to 9 cm (3.54") long are light green. The attractive yellow flowers measure up to 5 cm (1.96") in diameter. They can bloom from spring to mid-autumn.

They are used in light undergrowth, to form bushy groups and as isolated specimens.

The Hypericum grandifolium prefers semi-shade exposure, avoiding direct sun in the middle of the day. They do not resist frost.

They grow in all soil types but prefer well-drained soil that contains some organic matter.

Water regularly so that the substrate does not dry out completely but never flood; they resist a few days of drought when they are established.

Fertilize with a little compost at the end of winter.

Lightly prune the tips of the branches after flowering to maintain a compact size.

They are quite resistant plants to the usual pests and diseases.

They are propagated from seeds sown in spring or autumn in nurseries.

Images of the shrub Hypericum grandifolium or Large-leaved Hypericum

Hypericum grandifolium
Hypericum grandifolium
Hypericum grandifolium
Hypericum grandifolium