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Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’

Jew's mallow

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Features

  • BloomsApril to May
  • Height2m to 3m
  • Spread1m to 2m
  • Growth HabitHemi-spherical
  • Flower ColourDeep yellow shades
  • Leaf ColourGreen shades
  • AwardsRHS Garden Merit

Description

Kerria japonica ‘Pleniflora’ (Jew's mallow). This vigorous, deciduous shrub bears double, large, buttercup-like, deep yellow flowers in mid spring to late spring. Leaves are oval, toothed and bright green.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

China

Interest and use

Naturaliser, shade, border, hedging Spring interest.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -35°C)
  • SoilClay, Heavy, Light, Medium, Poor quality, Chalky
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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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