Japanese Rose (Kerria japonica 'Simplex')

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Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial Shade to 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: 3-6 feet
Plant Spread: 6-9 feet
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Blooms on old wood
Flower Color: Yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Resistances: Tolerates dry shade
Pollinators: Various insects
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Posted by blue23rose (Elberfeld, Indiana, USA - Zone 6b) on Apr 17, 2013 5:04 AM

This plant has been on the north side of my house for two years in the shade and seems to be happy here. This year I will cut it back almost to the ground immediately after flowering. Kerria blooms on year old wood so this will give it time to set new buds.

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