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Close up of Audubon Native Shrubby St. John's Wort, small yellow flowers emerging from long narrow dark green foliage, centered around pictures of birds
Native Shrubby St. John's Wort yellow flowers
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Native Regions map for Shrubby St. John's Wort
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American Goldfinch
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Carolina Wren
Close up of Audubon Native Shrubby St. John's Wort, small yellow flowers emerging from long narrow dark green foliage, centered around pictures of birds
Native Shrubby St. John's Wort yellow flowers
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort
Native Regions map for Shrubby St. John's Wort
Northern Cardinal
American Goldfinch
White-Eyed Vireo
Carolina Wren

FEATURES:

May Benefit & Attract: cardinals & grosbeaks, wrens, sparrows, thrushes, orioles, finches, mockingbirds, & thrashers, vireos 

  • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

     

    Growth Facts

    • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
    • Mature Height: 1-4' tall
    • Mature Width: 1-5' wide
    • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
    • Spacing: 1-5' apart

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    FEATURES:

    May Benefit & Attract: cardinals & grosbeaks, wrens, sparrows, thrushes, orioles, finches, mockingbirds, & thrashers, vireos 

    • This bird-friendly native plant provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
    • All Audubon® branded trees and plants are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these trees safer for the birds and safer for the environment
    • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow
    • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
    • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

       

      Growth Facts

      • Hardiness Zone: 3-8
      • Mature Height: 1-4' tall
      • Mature Width: 1-5' wide
      • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
      • Spacing: 1-5' apart

      Why plant Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort?

      While the popular claims that St. John’s Wort extracts can cure depression are dubious at best, there is no doubt that Shrubby St. John’s Wort’s flowers in your garden will lift your spirits. The sunny yellow blooms, looking like powder puffs with their fluffy pompoms of threadlike stamens, make summer borders shine. The arrival of the blooms makes for happy bees, too, who eagerly gather the abundant pollen. Bumblebees relish the pollen, bringing it back to their nests to feed their young. A chipper little plant for mixed borders, cottage gardens, and native plantings, Shrubby St. John’s Wort is wonderful anywhere you need a dose of good cheer!

      Various species of St. John’s Wort are native all over the world. As a result, this group of plants has had a long partnership with humans, and many myths have arisen regarding these plants. Ancient Greeks hung St. John’s Wort in their windows to ward off ghosts and evil demons. In Europe, one species was associated with John the Baptist, which is where St. John’s Wort got its name. Throughout the ages, the plant has been proposed as a cure for everything from bedwetting to depression to cancer. Science has not been able to substantiate those claims.

      How to use Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort in the landscape?

      Shrubby St. John’s Wort flowers offer no nectar—only pollen—but that doesn’t prevent one pretty, petite butterfly from having an interest in the plant. The gray hairstreak lays its eggs on the foliage. Its little, pale green or pinkish caterpillars are no cause for alarm!

      Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

      Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

      What is the definition of Native?

      “In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

      Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

      Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

      Planting Zones

      Hardiness Zone: 3-8

      How To Plant Audubon® Native Shrubby St. John's Wort

      An undemanding plant, Shrubby St. John’s Wort is easy to care for. It grows happily in moist to rather dry soil and needs little supplemental irrigation once established. Give it a position in full or part sun. You may want to give your St. John’s Wort a light trim in late winter or early spring to keep it looking tidy, though this isn’t absolutely necessary. If you do trim in spring, you will not sacrifice flowers, as this plant blooms on “new wood,” or the new growth of the season. St. John’s Wort may reseed in your landscape, but not excessively.

      How To Fertilize

      Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

      How Does Shipping Work?

      Size Small (AAA), Medium (A2A), and Large (AA) plants (our Treelings, Shrubs, Bushes, and Perennials) will be shipped directly to your home by a common carrier. Ships in a plant-safe designed box within 5-7 business days.

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      90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

      Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

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      Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

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      I had been searching for native shrubby st John's wort for a while with little success finding any available but then came across this. I was confused about the naming and wondering if it was a true native or a cultivar. I was able to chat with someone online and confirmed these are indeed true natives and also confirmed the age of the plant. I was a bit skeptical still given the price, but I really needed 1 more, so I asked for photos of the plant to ensure quality and really make sure it would be money well spent. They gladly sent me photos of the crop which was extremely helpful. I went ahead and ordered one. It arrived timely and looked very healthy. I immediately planted it and it seems healthy. Very happy to have found this plant. The price is steep compared to other native plants I usually buy, but this one is a lot bushier and just seems healthier compared to others I've gotten elsewhere. So it was worth the cost to me. It even looks like it's about to bloom. In the photo, the middle shrub is from B&B while the other two are from elsewhere. Same age, but middle is greener and bushier.

      Hi Kalin!
      Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Our team - from our Growers to our Customer Service - strive to do our best in any way possible! It truly was our pleasure to help you and put your mind at ease for your first purchase with us! If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask :)
      - Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers

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