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Kerria japonica /Kerria

Kerria japonica  / Kerria japonica
Foliage and green stems
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Foliage and green stems

Foliage during the summer growing season

Early spring golden colored flowers before foliage

Specimen in full bloom growing in full sunlight

Close-up of flowers

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Scientific Name: Kerria japonica
Common Name: Kerria
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
Landscape Categories: Deer Resistant-Tolerant Plants
Comments: The golden yellow flowers resemble small roses. Flowers very poorly in zones 8 and 9. Grows in a wide variety of soils, but must have good drainage.