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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
description:
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.

cultivation:
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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