Description

 

Hypericum is also commonly known as st John’s wort. The Hypericum inodorum 'Magical Red' is a genus from the Hypericaceae family.

First the Hypericum inodorum 'Magical Red' produces nice yellow flowers from June till about September and after the flowers red berry-like fruits are formed. The fruits will colour darker and eventually turn black and dry up. This st john’s wort does not spread with seeds. It is not invasive. Both the flowers and the berry-like fruits are used in many floral arrangements.

The berries of the Hypericum inodorum 'Magical Red’ are a bit bigger than those of the Hypericum inodorum 'Magical White’. That also goes for the leaves and the complete shrub.

This st John’s wort prefers a sunny, warm spot. In the winter part of the leaves will stay in the shrub. This depends on the severity of the winter. In spring the old leaves will be replaced by new ones. For convenience I have indicated at the specifications that this is a deciduous shrub.

You can prune the Hypericum inodorum 'Magical Red' in spring (March) till 4 to 8 inches (10 to 20 centimetres) above the ground.

Specifications

 

Characteristic: deciduous

Exposure: sun/ part shade

Foliage colour: green

Flower colour: yellow (red fruits after that)

Flowering time: June - September

Hardiness: -15 ºC/ 5 ºF

Height: 3 ft 3 inches/ 1 m

Soil: normal