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Kerria japonica (Kerria)

Kerria japonica (Kerria)
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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
Growth Medium Growing Plant
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Kerria japonica Description

This hardy shrub is popular for its late winter and early spring blossom and its all round reliability. If it is yellow you are after then you cant go far wrong with Kerria. Whether in full sun or part shade and on a variety of soils Kerria delivers an early splash of blossom, but then looks rather mundane for the remainder of the year.

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:

  • 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
If you like this plant you may also be interested in these:
bushes and trees for fast growing screening
plants for heavy 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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