Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Hypericum prolificum
Plant Type: Shrubs
Native Environment: Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest: Winter (Nov - Mar)
Main Color: Yellow
Fall Color:
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

3 to
5
feet

Spread:

2 to
4
feet
Size
Height: 3 to
5
feet
Spread: 2 to
4
feet
Size
Height: 3 to
5
feet
Spread: 2 to
4
feet
Typical Landscape Use
Mass in a shrub border or group as a background plant in native gardens. Can be grown as a hedge. Also useful for stabilizing embankments.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Grow in full sun to light shade in dry to medium moist soil. Blooms on new growth; prune in early spring. Root rot and wilt can be a problem during hot humid weather.
Special Features
Special Usage
Rainscaping, Fresh Cut Flower, Dried Flower
Basic Description

A dense little shrub with stiff erect stems and forest green leaves. Very showy, bright yellow 1 in. flowers from June-August. Brown seed pods form in September and remain on the plant all winter. Seed pods can be used in dried floral arrangements. Older gray bark peels back to expose a pale orange interior.

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