Japanese Kerria, Japanese Rose, Easter Rose
Kerria japonica 'Golden Guinea'

Family: Rosaceae (ro-ZAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Kerria (KER-ee-a) (Info)
Species: japonica (juh-PON-ih-kuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Golden Guinea

Category:

Shrubs

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:

Deciduous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

By dividing the rootball

From softwood cuttings

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Evanston, Illinois

Forest Park, Illinois

Petersburg, Illinois

Crown Point, Indiana

Dracut, Massachusetts

Uxbridge, Massachusetts

Raleigh, North Carolina

Columbus, Ohio (2 reports)

Enid, Oklahoma

Salem, Oregon

Conway, South Carolina

Sumas, Washington

Charles Town, West Virginia

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Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 25, 2006, bigcityal from Menasha, WI (Zone 5a) wrote:

Not the prettiest of foliage, but does have yellow flowers in the shade for me - which is a draw. I have heard of it beeing a spreader, maybe in sun or warmer zone.
Prune after flowering as it blooms on old wood.