Today I took my kids to a Park Spark event at Dawes Hill park in Coquitlam, British Columbia. We planted pollinator-friendly plants. As I scanned the two beds for species names, there was one plant that was new to me. Its flowers were like those of St. John's wort but this was obviously a woody stemmed shrub. Aha. Something new, again proving that learning never stops.
The usual ground cover Hypericum calycinum we know well. It's a ground cover and sports yellow flowers. Hypericum 'Hidcote' is a deciduous shrub that can be used as a hedge. The red berries are a bonus. Now you know.
Vas Sladek, B.Sc., CLHT