Double Flowered Japanese Kerria
Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'
|Description||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.|
|Light||Filtered sun, Partial shade, Partial sun|
|Watering||Water when top 2 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Quickly reaches 8 to 10 ft. tall and wide.|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Privacy Screen|
|Design Ideas||This 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 Plants||Rose (Rosa); Clematis (Clematis); Weigela (Weigela); Catmint (Nepeta); Russian Sage (Perovskia)|
|Care||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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