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Hypericum calycinum/Hypericum

Hypericum calycinum / Hypericum calycinum
Spreading shrub often used as a ground cover
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Spreading shrub often used as a ground cover

Typical hypericum flower and foliage

Spreading shrub with a single flower

Typical shrub in full bloom in summer

Handsome border planting in a North Carolina landscape

Mounding form of the Hypericum

Typical foliage during the growing season

Close-up view of Hypericum foliage

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Scientific Name: Hypericum calycinum
Common Name: Hypericum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Plants for Xeriscapes
Comments: Evergreen in warm climates and tolerates wide range of soil, moisture and sun exposure conditions making it easy to grow. It has five petaled, bright yellow flowers with mnay showy stamens. More and larger flowers are produced on new growth. Cut growth to ground level every 2-3 years to promote new growth.