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Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' (Japanese Kerria)

Japanese Kerria, Bachelor's Buttons, Double-Flowered Japanese Rose, Japanese Rose 'Pleniflora', Jew's Mallow, Kerria japonica 'Flore Pleno', Kerria japonica 'Plena', Double-Flowering Japanese Kerria, Easter Rose, Yellow Rose of Texas


Noted for its green winter stems and yellow spring flowers, Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' (Japanese Kerria) is a vigorous suckering deciduous shrub of great beauty. In spring, it gets covered with bright yellow, pom-pom-like flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm). Borne on slender, arching stems, the blossoms resemble small roses. The foliage of prominently veined, narrow, light green leaves unfolds in the spring. It warms up to yellow in the fall, before falling to the ground, revealing attractive, bright green, winter stems. Highly popular, Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' is a tough, but graceful flowering shrub that is pleasant in every season.

  • Recipient of the prestigious Award of Garden Merit of the Royal Horticultural Society.
  • Grows with an open, rounded habit up to 8-10 ft. tall and wide (240-300 cm). May form large thickets as a result of its suckering habit.
  • A sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils. Tolerates full shade, dry soils, and wet soils. Flower color fades in strong sunlight.
  • Generally pest and disease free.
  • Great for shrub borders, foundation plantings, informal flowering hedge, woodland gardens, naturalized areas.
  • Blooms on previous year’s wood, so prune in spring after flowering. Promptly remove unwanted suckers.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Native to China and Japan.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Dry Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 9
Heat Zones 3 – 9
Climate Zones 2A, 2B, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Plant Type Shrubs
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun, Shade
Season of Interest Spring (Mid,Late)
Fall
Winter
Height 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spread 8' – 10' (240cm – 3m)
Spacing 120" (300cm)
Water Needs Low, Average
Maintenance Average
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained, Well-Drained
Characteristics Cut Flowers, Plant of Merit, Showy
Tolerance Deer, Dry Soil, Wet Soil
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Hedges and Screens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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