How to Prune a Hypericum Hidcote


Hypericum Hidcote, also known as Saint John's wort, is a deciduous shrub, hardy to USDA zones 5 to 9. Growing to a height and spread of 4 feet, Hypericum Hidcote blooms from June through September in bright yellow flowers. Hypericum Hidcote blooms on new wood so it's best to prune in late winter or early spring.

Step 1

Prune off any winter damage and dead stems from Hypericum Hidcote.

Step 2

Cut off all old wood as this will not bloom again. Cut it to the ground.

Step 3

Cut the Hypericum Hidcote to within 1 inch of the ground if you want the shrub to grow bushier.

Step 4

Rake up and remove all pruning debris from the planting bed. Water the Hypericum until the water puddles at its base.

Things You'll Need

  • Hedge trimmers or pruning shears


  • Missouri Botanical Gardens: Hypericum 'Hidcote'
  • ‭"‬Landscape Management:‭ ‬Planting and Maintenance of Trees,‭ ‬Shrubs and Turfgrass‭;" ‬James R.‭ ‬Feucht and Jack D.‭ ‬Butler‭; ‬1988
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