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Kerria japonica

Jew's mallow

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Features

  • BloomsApril to June
  • Height1.2m to 3m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow
  • Leaf ColourSilver shades and green

Description

Kerria japonica (Jew's mallow). This species is a hardy shrub. It will require moderately rich to average soil with sun or shade. The flowers are usually large and plentiful and will make a good backdrop in a perennial border garden.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Other common names

Bachelor's buttons

Origin

China Japan

Interest and use

Naturaliser, shade, border, hedging, specimen. Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessHardy (min -10°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist or Dry

Cultivation

Thin out old shoots after flowering.

Propagation

Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer, by suckering or by division in the autumn. You can also take soft pith or hollow stem-cuttings with wax.

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