We have recently published ‘Food Forest Plants for Hotter Conditions’: i.e. tropical and sub-tropical regions. We rely on regular donations to keep our free database going and help fund development of this and another book we are planning on food forest plants for Mediterranean climates. Please give what you can to keep PFAF properly funded. More >>>

Follow Us:

 

Hypericum bellum - H.L.Li.

Common Name
Family Hypericaceae
USDA hardiness 5-9
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Scrub on open hillsides[184]. Forest glades[91]. Open forest, forest edges, thickets and grassy slopes at elevains of 1900 - 3200 metres in the western Himalayas[266].
Range E. Asia - China to the Himalayas.
Edibility Rating    (0 of 5)
Other Uses    (2 of 5)
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating    (1 of 5)
Care (info)
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Semi-shade Full sun
Hypericum bellum


http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Nick
Hypericum bellum

 

Translate this page:

Summary


Physical Characteristics

 icon of manicon of shrub
Hypericum bellum is an evergreen Shrub growing to 1 m (3ft 3in) by 1.5 m (5ft).
See above for USDA hardiness. It is hardy to UK zone 6. It is in leaf all year, in flower from July to August, and the seeds ripen from September to October. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and is pollinated by Insects. The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: mildly acid, neutral and basic (mildly alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers moist soil.

UK Hardiness Map US Hardiness Map

Synonyms

Plant Habitats

Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Ground Cover;

Edible Uses

None known

References   More on Edible Uses

Medicinal Uses

Plants For A Future can not take any responsibility for any adverse effects from the use of plants. Always seek advice from a professional before using a plant medicinally.
Dysentery  Febrifuge  Miscellany  Vermifuge

Febrifuge, vermifuge. Also used in the treatment of hepatitis, colds, dysentery and dermatitis[91].

References   More on Medicinal Uses

The Bookshop: Edible Plant Books

Our Latest books on Perennial Plants For Food Forests and Permaculture Gardens in paperback or digital formats.

Food Forest Plants for Hotter Conditions: 250+ Plants For Tropical Food Forests & Permaculture Gardens.
Edible Tropical Plants

Food Forest Plants for Hotter Conditions: 250+ Plants For Tropical Food Forests & Permaculture Gardens.

More
Plants for Your Food Forest: 500 Plants for Temperate Food Forests & Permaculture Gardens.
Edible Temperate Plants

Plants for Your Food Forest: 500 Plants for Temperate Food Forests & Permaculture Gardens.

More
PFAF have eight books available in paperback and digital media.
More Books

PFAF have eight books available in paperback and digital formats. Browse the shop for more information.

Shop Now

Other Uses

Miscellany

A good ground cover[11].

Special Uses

Ground cover

References   More on Other Uses

Cultivation details

Easily grown in any reasonably good well-drained but moisture retentive soil[11]. Succeeds in sun or semi-shade but flowers better in a sunny position[200]. Tolerates chalk. A very ornamental plant[11], it is hardy to about -10°c[184]. Plants in this genus are notably resistant to honey fungus[200].

References   Carbon Farming Information and Carbon Sequestration Information

Temperature Converter

Type a value in the Celsius field to convert the value to Fahrenheit:

Fahrenheit:

image

The PFAF Bookshop

Plants For A Future have a number of books available in paperback and digital form. Book titles include Edible Plants, Edible Perennials, Edible Trees,Edible Shrubs, Woodland Gardening, and Temperate Food Forest Plants. Our new book is Food Forest Plants For Hotter Conditions (Tropical and Sub-Tropical).

Shop Now

Plant Propagation

Seed - sow spring in a greenhouse and only just cover the seed. Germination usually takes place within 1 - 3 months at 10°c. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of half-ripe wood 10 - 12 cm with a heel, July/August in a frame. Plant out in the following spring[200] Careful division of old suckering shrubs in the dormant season.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameHabitHeightHardinessGrowthSoilShadeMoistureEdibleMedicinalOther
Hypericum androsaemumTutsan, Sweet-amber, St. JohnswortShrub1.0 5-10 FLMHSNDM013
Hypericum ascyronGreat Saint John's WortPerennial1.5 3-7  LMHSNM12 
Hypericum attenuatum Perennial0.6 -  LMHSNDM10 
Hypericum calycinumRose Of Sharon, Aaron's beard, Creeping Aron's Beard St. JohnswortShrub0.3 5-10 FLMHFSNDM003
Hypericum erectum Perennial0.6 5-9  LMHSNM11 
Hypericum forrestii Shrub2.0 4-8  LMHSNM002
Hypericum hypericoidesSt. Andrews CrossShrub1.2 5-9  LMSNDM02 
Hypericum japonicumMatted St. John's WortAnnual/Perennial0.5 -  LMHSNMWe02 
Hypericum kamtschaticum Perennial0.3 -  LMHSNM10 
Hypericum monogynum Shrub0.7 8-11  LMHSNM02 
Hypericum patulumGoldencup St. JohnswortShrub1.0 6-7 MLMHSNM013
Hypericum perforatumSt. John's Wort, Common St. JohnswortPerennial0.9 3-10  LMHSNDM242
Hypericum sampsonii Perennial0.6 8-11  LMHSNM12 

Growth: S = slow M = medium F = fast. Soil: L = light (sandy) M = medium H = heavy (clay). pH: A = acid N = neutral B = basic (alkaline). Shade: F = full shade S = semi-shade N = no shade. Moisture: D = dry M = Moist We = wet Wa = water.

 

Expert comment

Author

H.L.Li.

Botanical References

11200266

Links / References

For a list of references used on this page please go here

Readers comment

Add a comment

If you have important information about this plant that may help other users please add a comment or link below. Only comments or links that are felt to be directly relevant to a plant will be included. If you think a comment/link or information contained on this page is inaccurate or misleading we would welcome your feedback at [email protected]. If you have questions about a plant please use the Forum on this website as we do not have the resources to answer questions ourselves.

* Please note: the comments by website users are not necessarily those held by PFAF and may give misleading or inaccurate information.

To leave a comment please Register or login here All comments need to be approved so will not appear immediately.

Subject : Hypericum bellum  
© 2010, Plants For A Future. Plants For A Future is a charitable company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales. Charity No. 1057719, Company No. 3204567.