Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. Johnswort Seed & Plants
(hy-PER-ee-kum  pro-LIF-ih-kum) (H.spathulatum) 
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Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's Wort photo by cj Habitat Bloom Period Color Height Inches Moisture Plant Spacing Lifespan
hyp.pr4.jpg (34416 bytes) Sun to light Shade  June August Yellow 24 to 72 Dry to Moist 18 to 36 Inches Perennial shrub

Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's Wort
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Shrubby St. John's-wort seed

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Hypericum prolificum, Shrubby St. Johnswort is a handsome rounded shrub with dark green leaves, pale orange bark, and crowned with a mass of golden pompom like flowers.  Plant Wild Shrubby St. John's Wort in humus rich, well drained soil in full sun in a butterfly garden or native plantings.  Shrubby St Johns Wort is a very attractive native shrub suitable for landscape use in the Midwest and Eastern US.
Hypericum - above picture, the plant was hung above pictures to ward off evil spirits
prolificum - very fruitful

Wild Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's Wort shrubs occur naturally on rocky open ground, gravel bars along streams, dry wooded slopes, and low moist ground in valleys from Minnesota to Ontario and New York, south to Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, and Oklahoma.    Clusiaceae (Mangosteen or St. John's Wort Family)     

The map below shows areas where native Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's Wort plants grow wild but it can be planted and will grow over a much wider area than shown.  USDA plant hardiness zones 3 to 9. 

Hypericum prolificum
Shrubby St. John's Wort



New Jersey
New York
North Carolina

Rhode Island
South Carolina
West Virginia

State Distributional Map for HYPR

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Hypericum prolificum Shrubby St. John's Wort Plant distribution map complements of USDA, NRCS. 2001. The PLANTS Database, Version 3.1
  (http://plants.usda.gov). National Plant Data Center, Baton Rouge, LA 70874-4490 USA.

Hypericum prolificum L.
Shrubby St. Johnswort
Clusiaceae (St. John's-Wort Family)
Synonyms: Hypericum spathulatum
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.

Shrubby St. Johnís-wort is a very small mound-shaped deciduous shrub to 3 ft. tall with dense upright branching and exfoliating red to purple bark. Smooth dark- to blue-green fine-textured foliage becomes yellow-green in fall. Large yellow flowers occur singly or in few-flowered clusters. A dry dehiscent three-valved capsule persists all winter.

This shrub adapts to a variety of moisture regimes and is even flood tolerant. It has no serious disease or insect problems. This species is pH adaptable but does extremely well in calcareous sites. 

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Shrub
Size Class: 1-3 ft.
Leaf Color: Green 

Bloom Information
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jun , Jul , Aug 

USA: AL , AR , CT , DE , FL , GA , IL , IN , IA , KY , LA , ME , MD , MA , MI , MN , MS , MO , NJ , NY , NC , OH , OK , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VT , VA , WV , WI , DC
Native Distribution: NY to s. MI & IA s. to GA LA & OK
Native Habitat: Sandy open woods; meadows; seepage slopes 

Growing Conditions
Water Use: High
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Soil pH: Circumneutral (pH 6.8-7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
Soil Description: Dry rocky soils. 

Description: Seeds can be used for propagation but softwood cuttings which root easily are the usual method.
Seed Treatment: Seeds require no special treatment.