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Kerria japonica - 'Golden Guinea'

Type Shrub (Multi-stemmed Plant), Deciduous, Flowering
Form Rounded Multi-Stemmed Bush
Size Large Border / Screening Plant (1.8 to 3m height)
Colours Yellow Flowers (Spring), Medium green Foliage
Care Low/Easy Maintenance - Tough Plant
Hardiness Very hardy, Drought Tolerant
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Kerria japonica - Cultivation Notes

Kerria makes a decent upright screening shrub, possibly as part of informal shrub planting. Ideally Kerria is planted towards the back of the border where it can do its yellowy business with its spring blossom only to be allowed to take a step back during the spring and summer, as this shrubs habit can be scruffy looking and the foliage is rather un-interesting.

Strengths, Weaknesses & Design Usage

Strengths of Kerria japonica:

  • Sun loving drought tolerant plant
  • All round tough plant suitable for problem areas
  • Ideal for fast growing screening
  • Tolerates cold exposed locations
  • Tolerates heavy clay soils

Design & Plant Use for Kerria japonica:

  • Ideal flowering shrub for problem clay soils

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View other shrubs with yellow flowers, or shrubs with medium green foliage

Common Missspellings: Keria, Kerea, Kerrea, Ceria, Cerea, Kerria

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