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Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora'

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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 CharacteristicsLarge, pompom-like double yellow flowers. Very vigorous.

CareGrow in full sun or partial shade and fertile, well-drained soil.

PropagationTake greenwood cuttings in summer, or divide in fall.

ProblemsCoral spot, fireblight, leaf and twig blight, and canker sometimes occur.

  • Genus : Kerria
  • Zones : 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
  • Plant Height : 6 to 10 feet
  • Plant Width : 6 to 10 feet
  • Moisture : Adaptable
  • Growth Rate : Fast
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time : Late Spring, Spring
  • Maintenance : Moderate
  • Plant Type : Shrubs
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Flower Color : Yellow

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