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By Funguy

Berkshire, United Kingdom Gb

Plant I.D and prune advise.

This plant is in a rockery type feature that has received no attention for year.

Please advise on how to prune and what the plant is called, as i hope you can see, the plant is large and blocks the view of rocks and plants to the rear, so i am wondering if i can prune back hard to create a smaller shrub and enabling a view to the rear.

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Well its Hypericum, looks a bit sparse for Hidcote, but if its growing from a central clump rather than throwing up shoots far and wide, its probably that. Best pruned hard in March, but some people do it now.

2 Oct, 2011


As it's in a rockery area, I'd guess it's hypericum androsaenum. Cut it right back, almost to ground level, in early spring (you will see where the lowest shoots are by then)

2 Oct, 2011

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