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Shrubby St. John’s Wort

Shrubby St. John's wort flowers
Photo credit: Cranbrook

Shrubby St. John’s Wort
(Hypericum prolificum)


  • 5 feet


  • June to August


  • Native
  • Shrub


  • Full sun to part shade

Soil moisture:

  • Dry to medium

Provides food for:

  • Native bees (flowers)
  • Honey bees (flowers)
  • Caterpillars (foliage)
  • Songbirds (caterpillars and other insects)


  • Provides abundant pollen for bees of all kinds.
  • Deer and rabbits don’t eat it.
  • Can be used to form hedge.
  • If pruning is needed, do so in early spring; blooms on new growth.

Native Range:

USDA range map for shrubby St. John's wort
Map credit: USDA Plants Database

Relevant Backyard Ecology Resources: