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‘Golden Guinea’

Kerria

Kerria japonica

'Golden Guinea'

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  • Large flowers
  • Shade tolerant
  • Attractive stems
Description

It's the very large gold single flowers that give 'Golden Guinea' kerria its name. They appear in early spring and repeat during the summer, like a shower of gold coins. Attractive bright green stems. One of the best flowering shrubs for shade.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28.9°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun, Shade

Height 3 - 5'

Width 3 - 5'

Finish Time 1 season

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring, summer rebloom

Flower Color Yellow

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Moderately fertile, well-drained soils are best. Heavy fertilization may favor the production of foliage over flowers.

Pruning Prune after flowering if desired.

Uses Hedging; foundation plantings; mixed borders; specimen.

Growing Tips Kerria is perhaps the best shrub for shade, producing colorful flowers and vivid green stems even in low light. It tolerates full sun, however, flowers are short-lived in such conditions. Benefits from periodic rejuvenation pruning.