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Hypericum densiflorum (Bushy St. John's Wort)

Bushy St. John's Wort, Hypericum glomeratum


Adding visual interest in all seasons, Hypericum densiflorum (Bushy St. John's Wort) is a densely branched deciduous shrub boasting a profusion of bright golden-yellow flowers, 1 in. wide (2.5 cm), adorned with a prominent bouquet of yellow stamens. Blooming profusely from early summer to early fall, they appear in dense flat-topped clusters and literally cover the plant. They give way to interesting cone-shaped dry pods which split in the fall and persist all winter. The many branches bear dark green, lance-shaped leaves, 2-3 in. long (5-7 cm), that turn a deep yellow in the fall. The glossy, coppery bark of mature shrubs adds visual interest to the winter garden. Native to the eastern and southern United States, Bushy St. John's Wort occurs naturally on acidic soils in moist and wet conditions, including stream, pond, and lake banks, seepage slopes, and wet meadows. Very adaptable, Bushy St. John's Wort is great for shrub borders, foundations or as a flowering hedge. Great on banks and slopes for erosion control, it can grace rock gardens too.

  • Grows up to 2-7 ft. tall (60-210 cm) and 3-6 ft. wide (90-180cm).
  • Performs best in full sun to part shade in acidic, moist to wet soils. Tolerates a wide range of soils, including clay, loam, sand, shallow rocky soils. Some drought tolerance once established.
  • Low maintenance, this plant is also generally pest and disease free
  • Perfect for banks and slopes, shrub borders, foundation plantings or along ponds and streams.
  • Prune in early spring as this plant blooms on new growth.
  • Native to the eastern and southern United States.

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericum - St John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 7' (60cm – 210cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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Requirements

Hardiness 3 – 8
Plant Type Shrubs
Plant Family Hypericum - St John's Wort
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 2' – 7' (60cm – 210cm)
Spread 3' – 6' (90cm – 180cm)
Spacing 36" – 72" (90cm – 180cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Native Plants United States, Northeast, Delaware, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Southeast, Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Southwest, Texas
Tolerance Drought
Attracts Birds
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Beds and Borders, Ponds and Streams
Garden Styles Gravel and Rock Garden, Informal and Cottage

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