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Mountain Bushy St. John's-wort Hypericum densiflorum var. densiflorum

Previously known as:

  • Hypericum densiflorum var. galioides
  • Hypericum glomeratum
  • Hypericum nothum
  • Hypericum revolutum
Description

Mountain Bushy St. John's-wort Is a native shrub found in bogs, streambanks, dry to moist forests, rock outcrops, moist forests, and pine savannas. In NC it is found in all areas but is rare in the Piedmont. It has a dense twiggy form growing up to 4 feet tall and 5 feet wide and is deciduous to semi-evergreen.

It is adaptable to soil types and does well in sun to partial shade. Use in the shrub border, as a low hedge or native garden.

More information on Hypericum densiflorum.

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#bees#deciduous#deciduous shrub#native shrub#NC native#pollinator plant#food source summer#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#audubon
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#deciduous shrub#native shrub#NC native#pollinator plant#food source summer#food source fall#food source nectar#food source pollen#Coastal FACW#Piedmont Mountains FACW#bird friendly#food source hard mast fruit#mammals#audubon
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Hypericum
    Species:
    densiflorum
    Family:
    Hypericaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Used in herbal medicine
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Eastern U.S.A. west to Texas
    Distribution:
    AL , DC , DE , FL , GA , LA , MA , MD , NC , NJ , NY , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV
    Wildlife Value:
    This plant attracts birds, bees, and other pollinators.
    Particularly Resistant To (Insects/Diseases/Other Problems):
    Soil compaction tolerant
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 4 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Habit/Form:
    Dense
    Multi-stemmed
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Clay
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    NC Region:
    Coastal
    Mountains
    Piedmont
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    5a, 5b, 6b, 6a, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Fruit Type:
    Capsule
    Fruit Description:
    Fruit displays from July to October.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Flower Inflorescence:
    Cyme
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Fall
    Summer
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Description:
    1/2 inch flowers bloom in terminal and axillary cymes. There are five yellow petals and numerous yellow stamens. Blooms from June to September.
  • Leaves:
    Woody Plant Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Semi-evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Opposite
    Leaf Shape:
    Elliptical
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are opposite, narrowly elliptic, and have entire margins. They often have fascicles of smaller leaves in their axils.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Dark Brown
    Dark Gray
    Red/Burgundy
    Surface/Attachment:
    Exfoliating
    Bark Description:
    The dark gray bark on older stems exfoliates in large blocks exposing the reddish-brown new bark below
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Native Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Border
    Hedge
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Pollinators
    Small Mammals
    Songbirds