Is this St John's Wort?

Hi everyone, can anyone tell me whether this is St John's Wort? Can't see any perforations in the leaves. Many thanks

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  • twopenny
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    Yes it is.
    I've only seen this common sort.
    There is Hypericum perforatum aparantly which must be what you are thinking.


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  • Many thanks. Seem to be lots of types. Have been trying to grow this for years so I'm happy. 
  • Farway
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    It is, I spent ages trying to get rid of it, it can take over once it settles down
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  • Thanks, will see what it does.
  • 25_Years_On
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    Thanks, will see what it does.

    It looks like a poor specimen of Tutsan. As Faraway says once established it can be a menace. My brother bought a house which had this in the garden and it gets everywhere and is a real nightmare.Other Hypericums are good whether wildflowers or garden varieties.
  • wort
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    @Farway can I ask how it takes over.? I have the shrub in the front garden but with large yellow flowers on. And the variegated  leaf type and white berry type in the back garden , all of which I prune after flowering. Do you mean the get too big or that the self seed? 
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  • Farway
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    wort said:
    @Farway can I ask how it takes over.? I have the shrub in the front garden but with large yellow flowers on. And the variegated  leaf type and white berry type in the back garden , all of which I prune after flowering. Do you mean the get too big or that the self seed? 

    They tend to get too large & spreading / flopping. I'm not sure if they root layer which helps them spread. The roots become a tangle as well which chokes any competition
    However maybe if kept under control they could do well and useful in right spot

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  • wort
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    Ah right , thanks for that I will watch for the root layering then .
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  • Yes, it is Hypericum, and yes there are several varieties from ground cover the 6'.
    The stuff does indeed spread - the one you have there does by underground runners - and i too heave this out by the fistful as neighbours don't tend their gardens and every weed in creation comes in here 😡
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