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Care of the plant Kerria japonica or Japanese kerria.

Care of the plant Kerria japonica or Japanese kerria

The genus Kerria, family Rosaceae, comprises a single species: Kerria japonica, native to temperate regions of Asia.

Common names: Japanese kerria, Japanese marigold bush, Miracle marigold bush, Yamabuki. This species is native to China, Japan and Korea.

They are deciduous shrubs with thin green stems that reach 2 meters in height. The leaves are toothed, light green and oval-lanceolate in shape. The showy yellow pom-pom-shaped flowers appear in spring and can bloom until mid-summer.

They are used to create bushy clumps, to form hedges, and in large pots for terraces and patios. If they have supports they can be climbers.

Kerria japonica can grow in full sun and semi-shade exposures. They do not resist the intense and continuous cold.

They can grow in any type of soil but prefer that they are well drained and contain organic matter. Planting is done in autumn or spring.

Water moderately all year long waiting for the substrate to be dry. In summer water regularly to keep the substrate moist (never overwater).

Prune in early winter to make the next flowering more abundant.

Fertilize every 3 months with mineral fertilizer.

These shrubs can be attacked by mites.

They propagate in late winter by cuttings and in spring by layering or division.

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Kerria japonica
Kerria japonica
Kerria japonica
Kerria japonica

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