Hypericum hypericoides

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St. Andrew's-cross


Plant Specifics

Size:3-4 ft tall by 3 ft wide
Life Span:Short-lived perennial
Flower Color:Yellow
Fruit Color:Brown
Phenology:Evergreen. Blooms summer-fall.
Noted for:Interesting bark, Showy flowers, Interesting foliage


Recommended Uses:Mass plantings, small specimen shrubs
Availability:Native nurseries, FNPS plant sales
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
 (Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry)
Moisture Tolerance: Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry
Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.
Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil or other substrate:Sand
Soil pH:Circumneutral



Foliage and seeds are food sources for birds and mammals.


Attracts insect pollinators, especially bees.  

Native Habitats:Hammock,mesic to dry mesic hardwood or mixed pine forest, flatwoods, floodplains, ruderal areas, sandhill, wet calcareous hammocks, secondary woods.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B 

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures