Growing Calendar for Hypericum 'Magical Red Flame' - Shrub
Delivery: Early September to Early November
Hypericum Magical Red Flame, also known as St Johns Wort, is a beautiful semi-evergreen shrub with delightfully coloured, red berries and a wonderful overall form. A great performer in the garden, it also makes a lovely addition to bouquet and can even be grown in deep pot on your patio. Hypericum Magical Red Flame really is a special plant, with colours that have never been seen in St. John’s Wort before. It’s the perfect way to fill your garden with interest during the autumn.
Dig a hole large and deep enough to take the plant’s root ball.
Gently tap the plant out of its pot without disturbing the soil around the roots.
Position the plant at the bottom of the hole so the plant’s crown is level with the surface and sits at the same depth as it was in the pot; make sure the roots are in direct contact with the soil.
Backfill with the excavated soil and firm in gently.
Water to settle the soil around the roots and pop in a label to remind you what the plant is. It’s easy to mistake one deciduous shrub for another once leaves fall!
Shrubs are easy-care plants getting better every year with the minimum of fuss.
Watering: Water regularly in the first few weeks after planting and then make sure they are kept moist in dry spell; but don’t overwater .Plants will send their roots down in search of moisture as they grow.
Feeding: Give shrubs a boost with a handful of granular feed hoed into the soil in spring.
Pruning: most evergreens need minimum pruning. Deciduous flowering shrubs should be pruned to encourage flowers. Early flowering shrubs should be pruned immediately after they’ve flowered in early summer. Later flowering shrubs can be pruned to shape in spring.
Protect: Keep pests and disease at bay with our range of bug killers and fungicides.
Shrubs offer visual interest all year round – whether in full leaf, full bloom or with bare stems set against the winter sky.
If you want to add height to your garden and increase the vertical interest consider planting a tree in your garden. There are trees particularly suited for gardens which don’t grow out of proportion to your property or develop too thick a canopy that blocks out sunlight.
Advice on how to plant bare roots.
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