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Hi all,

Can someone please identify this plant for me.  I found it last spring in woodland but believe it was planted there as there was once a large country house on the now overgrown estate.  It is growing well and the flowers and fruit are amazing looking.  I need to know how best to grow and whether the berries are poisonous..this photo is actually a still from Gardener's World.

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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    It's one of the hypericums. 

  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 24,644

    hypericum inodorum?

    Devon.
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    Maybe.

    Gone wild on an estate might be androsaemum

    re poisonous. I don't know but likely all shrubby hypericums are the same. Not on my list of well known poisons but I won't be eating themimage

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    No I wouldn't eat the berries either but some varieties of St John's Wort are used as an antidepressant.  To be honest we have an old straggly specimen in the garden and just the sight of it depresses me.  I think that particular one may be dug up soon.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    St John's Wort the medicine comes from Hypericum perforatum which doesn't have berries, I don't know which part is used.

    Years ago this is the plant that was known as St John's Wort. Now every hypericum seems to be called St John's Wort. 

  • LesleyKLesleyK Posts: 4,029

    Not the one I've got then as it has berries (very few).  Gosh nut you never fail to amaze me with your knowledgeimage

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

    image you don't see the gaps Lesleyimage

    H. perforatum is an herbaceous perennial with seeds.

    Pat (Australian Pat) says it's an invasive weed there but it doesn't seem much trouble in my garden

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,107

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