Tutsan / Sweet Amber

This is one of the larger hypericums. Tutsan is a shrubby plant with red stems and bright, golden yellow flowers, with pincushion stamens, in terminal clusters. The fruits are red berries which turn black when fully ripe and are eaten and spread by birds. The leaves are found in opposite pairs and are broad and oval. Tutsan grows wild in open woods, hedgerows and limestone pavement. This is an attractive small shrub, but one which seeds freely and can become rather invasive.