How to grow Kerria japonica

Kerria japonica grow and care – shrub‎ of the genus Kerria also known as Japanese Kerria, Kerria japonica perennial deciduous plant used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 4-9.

Leaves color green or variegate green with white, leaf shape in elliptic with serrated margin.

Kerria japonica flower

Flower color yellow with five petals to multi petals (full flower).

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How to grow Kerria japonica growing and care:

Well-drained soil, loamy soils, moist, cool winter

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes, only if you want to grow specific cultivar full flower or varigate

Difficulties or problems when growing:

When is the best time to plant?

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
4-10 feet, 1.2-3 m

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower:
Yellow flowers with five petals to multi petals (full flower).

Scientific name:

Kerria japonica

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Kerria japonica flower

Kerria japonica plant care


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Fast growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
Plant Uses
  • Hedging plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Big amount of water
  • Regularly water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 4
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9