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.

Thank you.

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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    Fairly confident the answers above are incorrect.  We used to have several specimens, but after a particularly harsh winter [3-4] years ago only one remains.  I’m nearly certain this is the same variety, it has a smooth woody stem, flowers in late summer and reaches a height of about 4 foot.  as it grows taller the weight of the branches tend to bough outward.  It’s an attractive perennial, unfortunately I can’t attach a name.  Would really like to know what it is, anyone?  The prior owner, of our home, hired the landscaper, so it remains unsolved.

    Newbie Answered on April 14, 2020.
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    Was mistaken, the original answer was correct, landscaper weighed in, they shared that it’s Hypericum Hidcote, common name is St Johnswort, as stated above.  A woody shrub, it is good to cut it back 1/3 to ½ way after it is done flowering, that will keep it more compact and it should flower better

    Newbie Answered on April 16, 2020.
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