Promoting the Use of Native Plant Species in the Home Landscape

Shrubby St. Johns wort

Plant Leaf

Full Plant

Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Hypericum prolificum

Flower Description:

Large yellow flowers occur singly or in few-flowered clusters. A dry, dehiscent, three valved capsule persists all winter.

FamilyClusiaceae
Season BloomJune - August
HabitatVery small, mound-shaped, deciduous shrub, to 3' tall, with dense upright branching and exfoliating, red to purple bark. Adapts to a variety of moisture regimes and is even flood tolerant. It has no serious disease or insect problems.
Cycle
Height1-3'
Leaf DescriptionSmooth, dark-to blue-green, fine-textured foliage becomes yellow-green in fall.
Soil Type All Types
Light Source Shade, Partial Shade
LocationShoreline, Rain Garden, Woodland