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Kerria japonica ‘Picta’

Jew's mallow

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height1.2m
  • Growth HabitBushy oval
  • Flower ColourYellow
  • Leaf ColourGrey variegated cream, edged white

Description

Kerria japonica ‘Picta’ (Jew's mallow). Has grey leaves with cream margins and yellow, single flowers in late spring.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

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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