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Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais


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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' KARE-ee-ah jah-PON-ih-kah Genus: Kerria
This plant is a double-flowered cultivar of a suckering shrub from China and Japan. 'Pleniflora' is a very vigorous grower and bears large, fluffy yellow flowers in spring. It is slightly less hardy than the species. Leaves are sharply toothed and bright green. Grow in a shrub border or an open woodland area.
Noteworthy characteristics: Large, pompom-like double yellow flowers. Very vigorous.
Care: Grow in full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.
Propagation: Take greenwood cuttings in summer, or divide in fall.
Problems: Coral spot, fireblight, leaf and twig blight, and canker sometimes occur.
Height 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Spread 6 ft. to 10 ft.
Growth Habit Spreads
Growth Pace Fast Grower
Light Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Adaptable
Maintenance Moderate
Characteristics Showy Flowers
Bloom Time Late Spring; Spring
Flower Color Yellow Flower
Uses Beds and Borders
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest
Type Shrubs

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