Double-Flowering Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 6-10 feet
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Cut Flower
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

- Up close: A wealth of golden petals - carefree and charming.

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April 19, 2012

Like many other parts of the Midwest, our spring came early in Iowa this year, with temperatures approaching those of summer. Unfortunately, we are back to reality now, with three successive nights of temperatures in the upper 20s. Some plants suffered visible damage, but many that I expected to see damaged breezed through the cold spell with nary a blemish! Come on into the garden and see what our early spring has wrought.

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Posted by critterologist (Frederick, MD - Zone 6b) on May 21, 2013 11:01 PM

Kerria is a beautiful, arching, open, airy-looking shrub with wonderful, long lasting spring color. New shoots may pop up a foot or more from the main shrub, making this plant easy to propagate. Dig under the shoot to loosen it and determine which way the root is going, then sever it with a sharp shovel thrust. Potting it up for a season or two lets it develop a good rootball before planting out. My "start" was just stuck directly into the ground, and it sort of hung in there for several years before finally taking off.

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Posted by canadanna (North Texas - Zone 8a) on May 3, 2014 5:13 PM

Grows well in my harsh Texas shade garden. One of the first flowering shrubs in February/March

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