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Japanese Kerria
Kerria japonica
Japanese Kerria in flower
Size:
Size: small
Small

Medium

Large
Exposure/ Light Requirements:
Full Shade required.
Full Shade
Full Sun required.
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade required.
Partial Sun/Shade
Pests and Problems:

Environmental Damage


Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9 
Mature Height: 3-6 Feet
Mature Width: 6-9 Feet
Features: Bright yellow flowers in mid-spring; crisp, bright green foliage in summer; autumn color is pale yellow; winter stems are bright green.
Culture: Full sun to shade; moist, well-drained soils.
Cultivars:
  • 'Golden Guinea' - Larger flowers, blooming over a longer period.
  • 'Picta' - Green leaves with a white edge.
  • 'Pleniflora' - Double flowers taking in a rounded shape, taller (6-8 feet, more upright form.
Mature Form: Broad rounded with arching branches
Native To: China and Japan
Soil Conditions:
Dry
Soil condition: Moist, Well-DrainedMoist, Well-Drained
Wet
Tolerance:
Tolerance: Alkaline SoilAlkaline Soil
Dry Sites
Salt
Soil Compaction
Wet Sites
Tolerance: WindWind
Uses:
Barrier
Use for: Border.Border
Foundation
Hedge
Use for: Massing.Massing
Naturalizing
Screen
Use for: Specimen.Specimen
Foliage Color: Green
Variegated
 
Fall Foliage Color: Yellow
 
Additional Notes: Flowers may fade more quickly when this shrub is planted in full sun; at least partial shade is preferred.

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