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Japanese Kerria

Botanical Name
Kerria japonica
Min Zone
4
Max Zone
9
Height
3 to 6 feet
Width
6 to 9 feet
Flowers
Spring: bright yellow
Light
Part to full shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Transplant balled and burlapped or from container
  • Best grown in part shade to shade as flowers fade rapidly in full sun
  • Site in non-exposed location with good drainage, especially important for winter hardiness
  • Excess fertilization results in abundant, leggy growth with little flowering
Problems
None serious, occasional blights, canker, leaf spot and root rot
Varieties
  • Pleniflora - double, golden-yellow flowers
  • Shannon - larger blooms than species, 6 feet tall

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