What is this bush with bright yellow flowers?

Please help me with the plant identification. What is the name of this bush with bright yellow flowers and elongated leaves. Actually, the leaves of this shrub look a bit like acacia type to me. I saw it in the city just in the street next to the residential buildings.

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Bush with yellow flowers plant identification

Bush with yellow flowers plant identification

Reviewer Asked on October 14, 2016 in Shrubs & Bushes.
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    This is Hypericum calycinum, a shrub, in the family Hypericaceae. It is known by common names Rose-of-Sharon, Aaron’s beard, Great St-John’s wort, and Jerusalem star.  This garden plant widely cultivated for its large yellow flowers. Rose-of-Sharon is indigenous to southeast Europe and southwest Asia. It is grown in Mediterranean climates.

    Vice Professor Answered on October 15, 2016.
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    Yes, it is Rose-of-Sharon. A popular groundcover, with large golden-yellow flowers appearing throughout the summer and fall. Plants have upright stems of bright green leaves, forming a dense weed-proof patch. This shrub is useful for stabilizing slopes, but it may be invasive in some areas. To encourage a bushy habit, it is recommended to pinch the growth tips in the spring for the first two to three seasons.

    A yellow-orange dye is obtained from the flowers.

    Vice Professor Answered on October 15, 2016.
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