Plant Type
Sunlight Amount


Japanese Kerria

A pleasing combination of tough and graceful qualities makes Japanese kerria a welcome plant in a mixed border or informal hedge. Its nearly leafless stems are decorated with roselike flowers in midspring. The numerous yellow blossoms are eye-catching and a perfect complement to a river of color-drenched tulips or other spring bulbs. It has graceful arching stems, and the green twigs keep their color through winter. The plant's bright green leaves turn a pretty shade of yellow in fall.

Notably cold-hardy, Japanese kerria grows best in part shade or full shade and moist, well-drained soil. Prune it in the spring after flowering.

genus name
  • Kerria japonica
  • Part Sun
plant type
  • Shrub
  • 3 to 8 feet
  • 8 to 20 feet
  • To 10 feet wide
flower color
season features
problem solvers
special features
  • 4
  • 5
  • 6
  • 7
  • 8
  • 9

More varieties for Japanese Kerria

'Pleniflora' kerria

Kerria japonica 'Pleniflora' is a vigorous, upright selection with magnificent pom-pomlike double flowers. It grows 10 feet tall and wide. Zones 4-9

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