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Hypericum 'Hidcote'

St John's Wort 'Hidcote' plant

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Hypericum ‘Hidcote’, also commonly known as St John’s wort is a stunning ornamental hedging shrub that makes a beautiful feature in any garden. Hypericum ‘Hidcote’ showcases attractive bright yellow flowers from May right through to August, which sit above rich, dark green foliage. It’s the perfect garden plant to bring summer colours and vibrancy to your garden.

  • Best Features: yellow flowers, evergreen foliage
  • Ideal For Hedges: up to 1m
  • Growth Rate: Average | 20-40cm
  • Position: Sunny, partial shade, normal soil, sheltered or exposed, inland or coastal
  • Also Consider: Other shrubs for hedging
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Hypericum 'Hidcote' (St John's-wort) Hedge Plant Description

Hypericum ‘Hidcote’ is a stunning, vibrant coloured plant that brings a splash of summer to the garden whilst attracting local bees and butterflies. Hypericum ‘Hidcote’ is also known as St John’s wort. To fulfil the plant’s needs to grow and develop, a moist but well-drained soil is required. Although Hypericum can tolerate partial shade, to fully experience the blossoming flowers, a sunny position is recommended. Hypericum can be classed as a semi-evergreen shrub, as it may lose some leaves in particularly frosty conditions. 

Key Uses for Hypericum Hedges

Hypericum is the perfect choice for creating bushy borders and for showing off its vibrant, yellow colour. It’s a low-growing, ornamental hedging plant.

Combine St John's-wort With

St John’s wort can be mixed and will look stunning with other shrubs suitable for hedging. Please take a look at best4heding’s Hedging Shrubs page for more inspiration or get in touch with us today.

Growth Rate of Hypericum 'Hidcote' Hedging

Hypericum has an average growth rate of 20-40cm per annual and ideal for heights up to 1m.

Care and Advice for Hypericum 'Hidcote'

To care for your Hypericum plants, its advised to prune this shrub in the summer months after flowering has occurred. For more information on caring for Hypericum, please view best4hedging’s Care and Planting instructions in our dedicated Advice section.

Recommended Planting Density for St John's-wort Hedge Plants

For information on planting density for Hypericum hedging, please see the product table above. In the 'No. Per Metre' column, you will find our recommended plant density for each plant species and root type.

Hypericum shrubs are available for purchase year-round as Pot-Grown plants.

The majority of our Hypericum 'Hidcote' hedging plants are grown in the UK by our dedicated experts who have years of nursery growing and maintenance experience. On the rare occasion that we source Hypericum from outside of the UK, we go to every length to ensure our suppliers are unbeaten on quality. At best4hedging, we strive to provide the freshest condition plants at the highest possible standard while safeguarding our competitive prices. Rest assured, you can buy Hypericum hedging online with complete confidence.

Showing 20 of our total 63 reviews, with an average rating of 5 stars. Read all 63 reviews for Hypericum 'Hidcote'.
Review Summary - 5 out of 5 based on 63 ratings.
December 9, 2020 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Healthy plants, well packaged

December 3, 2020 | Tracy Warren
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Nice healthy looking plant that still looks good after its been planted. Got exactly what I was looking for.

November 6, 2020 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Very impressed with the packing of my plants. All arrived in good condition

October 28, 2020 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Good plants easy to put in the ground

October 27, 2020 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

These were nice healthy plants which have taken well when planted in my garden.

August 21, 2020 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

The plants look healthy and are doing well in my garden

August 19, 2020 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Plants and are healthy and growing wel

April 8, 2020 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Love this one is growing well already

October 14, 2019 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Lovely robust shrubs, well grown.

August 24, 2019 | lisa collins
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Lively full shrubs no wilting

May 10, 2019 | Robert Walker
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Healthy plants which arrived in good condition.

March 7, 2019 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'


July 24, 2018 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

As Above

June 23, 2018 | Barry Trewern
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

The plants were excellent and as expected. Delivery was on time as promised. Good value for money.

June 15, 2018 | Colin Jones
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

The plants were badly packaged.

June 13, 2018 | Judith Hall
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

A very healthy plant. Very happy.

May 16, 2018 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Healthy plants that were packaged well. Soil was moist on arrival

April 19, 2018 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Have purchased other plants previously and have always been very happy with those supplied.

April 7, 2018 | Andrew Norton
Hypericum 'Hidcote'

Good service. Good quality plants

April 6, 2018 | Anonymous
Hypericum 'Hidcote'


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  • At an additional cost, we can deliver to Scottish Highlands & Islands, which we classify as including AB (Aberdeen) and DD (Dundee) postcodes, as well as Ireland, Channel Islands, Isle of Wight and Isle Man. The exact delivery cost is order specific and will need to be quoted by one of our team, so please contact us on 01257 261 243

*For some plants that are too heavy or too tall to be packed in cardboard boxes we use pallet deliveries. In these circumstances, we require a minimum order value of £200 (ex VAT) for free delivery, or you can make a contribution towards the delivery cost. Look out for the information on product pages which explains this further where applicable and if your order is for less than £200 (ex VAT) please call or email us to agree upon a delivery contribution. This requirement only applies to those plants where it is clearly indicated on the product page

Pallet deliveries are always undertaken on an 18-tonne vehicle (similar in size to a standard refuse vehicle). If for any reason you require a smaller vehicle please contact our sales team who can arrange this for you. There will be an additional surcharge applied for small vehicle deliveries

Delivery Timescales

99% of our orders are dispatched within 3 to 7 working days of receipt and most the day after the order is placed. We can do “next day delivery” on many of our products for an additional £12 (incl VAT) but please call on 01257 494 491 before placing your order to check.

We can also deliver on a specified date to suit you. Please indicate the date you would like to receive delivery in the notes section of the checkout (or place your order by phone) and we’ll do our utmost to meet that date.

Occasional hiccups can occur (such as broken down vehicles) and although we are very experienced in logistics we cannot be held liable for costs incurred or inconvenience due to late deliveries - see terms and conditions for more information.

You will receive an email or telephone call confirming the dispatch of your order 24/48 hours before it arrives with you.

Exceptions to our quick turnaround timescale

Pre-orders - if you have placed an order that includes products on pre-order, then they will be dispatched to you as soon as they are available. If your order includes pre-order bare roots or root balls you will be notified once they are being dispatched (root balls from mid to late October and bare roots from early to mid-November).

Root balls - lifting root balls involves the use of complex, heavy machinery, this lifting is carried out twice a week in the root ball season so we do still have a prompt turnaround timescale but if your order has just missed one lifting, it will be a few days before we lift again. We are always happy to confirm when we can deliver to you before you order. The benefit of this method of supplying root balls is that they are always fresh and therefore have a higher success rate than root balls that are stored out of the soil.

Weather conditions can affect dispatch - bare root and root ball plants are not lifted if the ground is too cold (it damages the roots) and the delivery of all plants can be affected if the water supply is frozen (because we water all plants before packing). Extremely hot weather can also be challenging and occasionally we hold backorders for species that are particularly vulnerable. We ask our customers to be mindful of bank holidays when couriers are not active.

We'd like to stress that although there are exceptions, the vast majority of our orders are dispatched extremely quickly and we are proud of our logistics developed over many years of delivering plants to tens of thousands of customers.


We inspect plants carefully before dispatch but accept that very occasionally things may go wrong. 
You can return your plants (within 14 days) for a refund or replacement (we’ll help with the process of returning). If your plants arrived damaged then returns are free of charge. However, we ask that you inform us as soon as possible. If you’d like to return your plants because of a change of plan or if we do not agree that the plants are significantly damaged (the loss of a few leaves in transit or a loose pot on arrival, for example, wouldn't be harmful to the plants), then we may ask you to pay the full or partial return costs if you still wanted to return them. We’re very reasonable and always aim for complete satisfaction as demonstrated by our amazing Feefo customer reviews which can be viewed here.

Should you wish to return any products that you have over-bought, no longer require or purchased in error you will incur both a return cost (different charges for pallets and Boxes) and the original cost of delivery incurred by Best4hedging. Please contact the Service team for charges and/or to organise a return. Plants will be subject to a quality control check from our Nursery upon return before any refund is authorised and processed.

Please note that in the case of damaged plants, if you have not notified us of a problem within 14 days of delivery, we consider you to have accepted the plants and Best4Hedging has no further liability for them should they fail.

You can read more about our returns policy in our terms and conditions here.

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