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Kerria japonica 'Albescens' /White Japanese Kerria

Kerria japonica 'Albescens'    / Kerria japonica 'Albescens'
A white flowering selection of kerria growing in the Columbia South Carolina Botanical Garden
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A white flowering selection of kerria growing in the Columbia South Carolina Botanical Garden

A spray of mock orange-like flowers

A specimen plant in full bloom

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Scientific Name: Kerria japonica 'Albescens'
Common Name: White Japanese Kerria
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 11 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 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: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: This graceful shrub is prized for its creamy-yellow flowers which have misshapened petals. It needs plenty of space to grow and in small gardens probably could be used only as an espalier. Prune out weak, dead and disesaed wood after flowering. Deer tolerant.