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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 5:19 pm    Post subject: Bush ID help please..!! Reply with quote

I have both of these growing in my garden and im not sure about their names.

Pictures #1 and #2 are of the same plant which is just in bloom now.


picture #3 this bush has finished blooming and only blooms for a week or so and then the flowers turn brown
Any ID would be of great help.



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The yellow-flowered bush is a Hypericum.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the white flowered shrub is Spirea van houtteii i think sive is right about the yellow flowered shrub hypericum hidcote
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies everyone, is the Hypericum hidcote also known as St Johns Worth?
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 9:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Hypericum is known as St. John's Wort. But if you're referring to the herbal preparation which is used to treat mild depression, that is extracted from Hypericum Perforatum....not the shrub you are growing.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 10:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have just been to this web site and it is calling it "ROSE OF SHARON".
http://www.google.ie/imgres?imgurl=http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/photos/hypericum_calycinum.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.findmeplants.co.uk/plant-hypericum-calycinum-1301.aspx&h=300&w=300&sz=99&tbnid=sHnm9SoCmynmpM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=116&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dhypericum.&hl=en-GB&usg=__SE8mqqGaGmghpSQbNE6AwrDNbVY=&ei=tapdSvyCJ4jR-QaY6c3nAQ&sa=X&oi=image_result&resnum=7&ct=image
The one in my garden is over 5Ft tall and about 4ft Wide.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 12:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Common names again, oh the confussion Rolling Eyes Laughing
The common name of yours, Hawthorn is Rose of Sharon, St. Johns Wort is (Hypericum Perforatum)
Just to add to confussion, in the US Hibiscus syriacus is known as Rose of Sharon. Other totally unrelated plants around the World are also known as Rose of Sharon. To make things even more confussing, the common name Rose of Sharon and St Johns Wort has for a lot of years become interchangeable between the two plants.
By the way, Hypericum 'Hidcote' is a cultivar and not a species. The specific name appears to be lost, but I'm sure somewhere, someone knows it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 1:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So mine isn't ,st johns wort, But closely related and of the same family.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15, 2009 4:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hypericum patulum Hidcote is the correct name but usually known as Hidcote.
Hypericum perforatum is a wild plant small leaves with transparent dots but a valuable plant to soothe the nerves
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Patience really is a virtue. Your the first person in all my 35 years as a gardener to be able to give me a species name, Michael. Even most nurserymen couldn't answer the question.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 17, 2009 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bill thank you for the compliment. i dont know all the names but that hypericum is amongst my favourites and i happen to know it among others. thanks again.
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