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botanical name:
Hypericum patulum
Hypericum patulum © Deeproot Plant Base    view larger image
common name:  Shrubby Hypericum
family:  Hypericaceae
characteristics: shrub
height: 1.20m
width: 1.50m
growth rate: medium
growth habit: bushy
leaf colour: green
flower colour: golden
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: full sun, part shade
conditions: moist soil, clay soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: any
minimum temp: -4°C
USDA zone: 9 to 10
Small deciduous shrub with reddish tinted young shoots and leaves, ageing to deep green. Golden yellow flowers, about 6cm across, freely produced in late summer and autumn.

Rather tender and needs a warm position with shelter from cold winds.

other notes:
Native to South-West China but commonly cultivated in Japan, from where it was introduced by Richard Oldham in 1862. Rarely cultivated in Britian but quite a popular garden plant in Europe.
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