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Can any one tell me what this large bush is please.

Swansea South Wales, United Kingdom

It was here before we moved in. It is currently about 6ft by 6ft and just gets bigger every year. The beas and wasps love it, although it has no smell. It is covered with the yellow flowers all through the summer.



Hi Rosygarden,welcome to GOY ,
Your shrub looks like a Hypericum,from the height of it probably 'Hidcote'. I cut mine quite hard back in late autumn to keep it tidy but I would think if you just cut back the top third it wouldn't harm it.May be getting a bit late now so could have a light trim ? 6' is probably it's limit.

29 Mar, 2009


Hi Aster. thanks for the info and the welcome aswell. I've often wondered what this vibrant bush was. I trimmed it back a little just before christmas and it is almost ready to go into mass flowering soon as it is awash with thousands of buds. and now I can finally tell my friends what it is - "hypericum hidcote". Thanks. Tref.

29 Mar, 2009


common name: St John's Wort.

29 Mar, 2009


or rose of sharon

29 Mar, 2009


oh really, i didn't know that one!

29 Mar, 2009


I have a couple, just recently planted, so they are tiny yet. If they reach the magnificence of yours, I'll be well pleased. Steve, I thought Rose of Sharon was the small one, H. calycinum, that grows only to 18".

30 Mar, 2009

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