This native evergreen shrub is a magnet for bees and was used medicinally as an anti-depressant. Hypericum sps. are the sole larval hosts of Gray Half Spot Moths. They are also larval hosts of CommonPug and Wavy-lined Emerald Moths. These caterpillars make Hypericum densiflorum a good hunting spot for birds.
Though native to swamps, where it can grow to over 6′ tall, it makes a beautiful 2-3′ tall dense shrub with only an occasional pruning. Thrives in average to wet soil, full sun to part shade, and is exceedingly deer resistant. Though not typical of saline areas, Hypericum densiflorum in one of our client’s gardens has endured salt flooding during Hurricane Matthew and several spring tides with no sign of damage. Native to AL, DC, DE, FL, GA, LA, MA, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, SC, TX, VA and WV. We propagated our plants from native populations in Beaufort, Hampton and Colleton Cos., SC.