Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Arching branches form a mound 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Shade Loving
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Spring
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Plant type:Shrub
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Growth rate:Fast
Average landscape size:Arching branches form a mound 6 to 8 ft. tall, 5 to 6 ft. wide.
Special features:Waterwise
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Spring
Flower color:Yellow
Flower attributesShowy Flowers
Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Design IdeasThis old fashioned flowering shrub is among the favored flowers of Victorian gardeners in the West and South. Exceptional in large foundation planting beds of sizeable older homes. Can lend a decidedly tropical look in colder climates if combined with exotic foliage plants. Not uncommon to find them in conjunction with old roses in large country gardens.
Companion PlantsGroup kerria with other attractive flowering shrubs such as Rainbow Knock Out Rose, (Rosa x 'Radcor'), Renaissance Spiraea, (Spiraea x vanhouttei 'Renaissance'), Razzleberri Fringe Flower, (Loropetalum chinense 'Monraz') and Cameo Japanese Flowering Quince, (Chaenomeles japonica 'Cameo').
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Feed regularly during the growing season with a general purpose fertilizer. Prune annually in late winter to promote vigorous new growth.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Full Shade
Full to partial shade
Watering Needs:
Water needs: Moderate
Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
History:
This shrub is a native of Japan and first described by Kaempfer of the Dutch East India Company in 1712. It was also recorded in Thunberg's Flora Japonica, published in 1784. Living plants did nto reach the west until 1805 when single flowered for was introduced to Key by William Kerr, and subsequently named for him.
Lore:
In Japan, the traditional name for this plant is Jamma Buki.