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Double Flowered Japanese Rose

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

The beautiful, arching, bright green branches of this deciduous shrub provide welcome winter interest. In spring, masses of brilliant, double yellow flowers open, resembling small rose blossoms. Bright green summer foliage displays an attractive yellow color in fall. Excellent for use in mixed shrub borders.
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Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun

Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationKER-ee-a juh-PON-ih-kuh
Average Size at MaturityQuickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeSpring
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorYellow
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
Growth HabitErect
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseBorder, Hedge, Mass Planting, Privacy Screen, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Cutting Garden, Dry Shade
Light NeedsFiltered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun
Soil NeedsAll-Purpose Plant Food
Special FeatureEasy Care, Fall Color, Naturalizes Well, Shade Loving, Tolerates Wet Soils, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Fast Growing
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 2 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsRose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia)

Prefers enriched, loamy, well-drained soil. Takes heavy shade, dry shade and wet soils; avoid harsh sun exposures and heavy clay soils. Water deeply, regularly in first growing season to establish root system; once established, reduce frequency. Feed in early spring. Blooms on old wood; prune after flowering. Remove root suckers to control spread.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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