This genus’s sole member is Kerria japonica , sometimes called the Japanese rose. It is a deciduous shrub with alternate, simple leaves and yellow flowers that resemble roses. It spreads by suckers and its arching green shoots are attractive in winter. Grow in a shrub border or open woodland area.
Noteworthy CharacteristicsCup-shaped, rose-like yellow flowers.
CareGrow in full sun or partial shade in a site with fertile, well-drained soil.
PropagationTake greenwood cuttings in summer, or divide in fall.
ProblemsCoral spot, fireblight, leaf and twig blight, and canker sometimes cause problems.