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Rosaceae

Kerria

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Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

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.

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