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Uses

Edible uses

There are no edible uses listed for Bupleurum fruticosum.

Material uses

This species makes a very good wind-shelter hedge in exposed maritime positions, though it is slow growing[1][2]. Plants can be used as a tall ground cover when planted about 1.2 metres apart each way[3].
There are no material uses listed for Bupleurum fruticosum.

Medicinal uses(Warning!)

There are no medicinal uses listed for Bupleurum fruticosum.

Ecology

Ecosystem niche/layer

Soil surface

Ecological Functions

Ground cover


Hedge

Forage

Nothing listed.

Shelter

Nothing listed.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in the greenhouse. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 8 weeks at 15°c[4]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter, planting them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood, 7 - 12cm long, July/August in a frame. High percentage[5].

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Cultivation

Succeeds in most soils if they are well drained, doing well on chalk[1][6][7]. Plants are very tolerant of maritime exposure[1][8][2] but will require staking at first if planted in an exposed area unless planted out whilst still very small[9]. Prefers a sunny position but tolerates light shade[10].

This species is not very hardy in Britain, it succeeds when grown against a wall at Kew[K] and grows very well in S.W. England[1]. Established plants can tolerate temperatures down to about -15°c[11][10] if the soil is well drained[7]. A very ornamental plant, the flowers are very attractive to wasps[12]. Plants are very tolerant of trimming and can be pruned right down to the ground if required[7].

When bruised, the leaves release a pungent smell[13].

Crops

Problems, pests & diseases

Associations & Interactions

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Polycultures & Guilds

There are no polycultures listed which include Bupleurum fruticosum.

Descendants

Cultivars

Varieties

None listed.

Subspecies

None listed.

Full Data

This table shows all the data stored for this plant.

Taxonomy
Binomial name
Bupleurum fruticosum
Genus
Bupleurum
Family
Umbelliferae
Imported References
Edible uses
Medicinal uses
Material uses & Functions
Botanic
Propagation
Cultivation
Environment
Cultivation
Uses
Edible uses
None listed.
Material uses
None listed.
Medicinal uses
None listed.
Functions & Nature
Functions
Provides forage for
Provides shelter for
Environment
Hardiness Zone
7
Heat Zone
?
Water
moderate
Sun
full sun
Shade
light shade
Soil Texture
Soil Water Retention
Environmental Tolerances
  • Strong wind
  • Maritime exposure
Ecosystems
Native Climate Zones
None listed.
Adapted Climate Zones
None listed.
Native Geographical Range
None listed.
Native Environment
None listed.
Ecosystem Niche
Root Zone Tendancy
None listed.
Life
Deciduous or Evergreen
Herbaceous or Woody
Life Cycle
Growth Rate
Mature Size
Fertility
Pollinators
Flower Colour
?
Flower Type











References

  1. ? 1.01.11.21.31.41.5 Bean. W. Trees and Shrubs Hardy in Great Britain. Vol 1 - 4 and Supplement. Murray (1981-00-00)
  2. ? 2.02.12.2 Rosewarne experimental horticultural station. Shelter Trees and Hedges. Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (1984-00-00)
  3. ? 3.03.1 Thomas. G. S. Plants for Ground Cover J. M. Dent & Sons ISBN 0-460-12609-1 (1990-00-00)
  4. ? Bird. R. (Editor) Growing from Seed. Volume 3. Thompson and Morgan. (1989-00-00)
  5. ? Sheat. W. G. Propagation of Trees, Shrubs and Conifers. MacMillan and Co (1948-00-00)
  6. ? Thomas. G. S. Ornamental Shrubs, Climbers and Bamboos. Murray ISBN 0-7195-5043-2 (1992-00-00)
  7. ? 7.07.17.27.3 Huxley. A. The New RHS Dictionary of Gardening. 1992. MacMillan Press ISBN 0-333-47494-5 (1992-00-00)
  8. ? Arnold-Forster. Shrubs for the Milder Counties. ()
  9. ? Taylor. J. The Milder Garden. Dent (1990-00-00)
  10. ? 10.010.1 Davis. B. Climbers and Wall Shrubs. Viking. ISBN 0-670-82929-3 (1990-00-00)
  11. ? Phillips. R. & Rix. M. Shrubs. Pan Books ISBN 0-330-30258-2 (1989-00-00)
  12. ? F. Chittendon. RHS Dictionary of Plants plus Supplement. 1956 Oxford University Press (1951-00-00)
  13. ? Genders. R. Scented Flora of the World. Robert Hale. London. ISBN 0-7090-5440-8 (1994-00-00)

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Article is incompleteYes +
Article requires citationsNo +
Article requires cleanupYes +
Belongs to familyUmbelliferae +
Belongs to genusBupleurum +
Functions asGround cover + and Hedge +
Has binomial nameBupleurum fruticosum +
Has common nameShrubby Hare's Ear +
Has drought toleranceIntolerant +
Has environmental toleranceMaritime exposure + and High wind +
Has fertility typeSelf fertile + and Wasps +
Has flowers of typeHermaphrodite +
Has growth rateSlow +
Has hardiness zone7 +
Has lifecycle typePerennial +
Has mature height2.5 +
Has mature width2.5 +
Has search namebupleurum fruticosum + and shrubby hare's ear +
Has shade toleranceLight shade +
Has soil ph preferenceAcid +, Neutral +, Alkaline + and Very alkaline +
Has soil texture preferenceSandy + and Loamy +
Has soil water retention preferenceWell drained +
Has sun preferenceFull sun +
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Has taxonomy nameBupleurum fruticosum +
Has water requirementsmoderate +
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Is deciduous or evergreenEvergreen +
Is herbaceous or woodyWoody +
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PFAF cultivation notes migratedNo +
PFAF edible use notes migratedYes +
PFAF material use notes migratedNo +
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PFAF propagation notes migratedNo +
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Tolerates maritime exposureYes +
Tolerates nutritionally poor soilNo +
Tolerates windYes +
Uses mature size measurement unitMeters +