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KERRIA japonica 'Shannon'
Japanese kerria is a suckering deciduous shrub from eastern Asia. Its yellow, rose-like blooms in spring, toothed bright green leaves from spring to fall, and willowy bright green stems year round make it an excellent all-season garden plant. The extra-large golden yellow flowers of the cultivar 'Shannon' spangle its arching branches in late spring. It often reblooms sparsely in summer. The leaves turn pale yellow in fall.
This long-lived, hardy, carefree shrub prefers full to partial sun and thrives in fertile to average, well-drained soil. Once established, plants will tolerate moderate periods of drought—though average soil moisture is preferred. They adopt the prettiest habit if given ample space to arch and spread.
Plant in a shrub border, along a foundation, or enjoy it as a specimen. Winter gardens will benefit from the subdued winter color of its unseasonably green stems. These can also be cut for cold-season flower arrangements.
Japanese kerria occasionally escapes gardens. Double-flowered forms are largely sterile and therefore less likely to invade neighboring areas.
9 - 1
5 - 9
2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23
Full Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade
3'-6' / 0.9m - 1.8m
5'-8' / 1.5m - 2.4m
Spring, Late Spring
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter
Cutflower, Feature Plant, Foundation, Hedges, Mixed Border
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