• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Multi-Season Interest
    Blooms:
    Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:KER-ee-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
    Plant type:Shrub
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Spring
    Flower color:Yellow
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Rustic
    Design IdeasThis is a very old-fashioned flowering shrub that's making a comeback because few hardy plants can produce such brilliant golden color so early in the season. Plant as a single specimen in the back of shrub or perennial borders, where it will stand out while blooming and recede back the rest of the season. Use as foundation planting, along fence lines or to fill in a side yard with seasonal changes. Belongs in every country or cottage garden.
    Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Easily grown in average, well-drained soils; avoid heavy clay. Best in part shade. Water deeply, regularly during first growing season to establish an extensive root system; less frequently, once established. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring. Blooms on old wood; prune just after flowering.Pruning time: spring after flowering.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.