Hypericum prolificum /Shrubby St. John's Wort, Shrubby Hypericum

Hypericum prolificum  / Hypericum prolificum
Mature plant in early spring
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Mature plant in early spring

Flowers over a period of several weeks

Flowers and foliage

Large number of yellow stamens may obscure the petals

Close-up of flower and foliage

An established plant just before peak of flowering

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Scientific Name: Hypericum prolificum
Common Name: Shrubby St. John's Wort, Shrubby Hypericum
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 2- 5 feet
Spread: 2 -3 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Grows from 1-5 feet in height and spreads up to 4 feet. Prune in early spring as it flowers on new wood. Grows on a wide variety of soils including those that are rock and droughty. Has large number of bushy, yellow stamens that may obscure the petals. Exfoliating bark on older stems sheds to reveal attractive orange covering.