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Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria*

Kerria japonica 'Chiba Gold'

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Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica 'Chiba Gold') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria flowers

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria flowers

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Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica 'Chiba Gold') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria in bloom

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria (Kerria japonica 'Chiba Gold') at Alsip Home and Nursery

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria in bloom

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  8 feet

Spread:  6 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Japanese Rose, Yellow Rose of Texas, Easter Rose

Description:

Spring blooming shrub with golden flowers and arching habit; the blooms look like single roses; colorful bright green stems with chameleon leaves that are chartreuse in spring, ivory in summer and then yellow in fall; spreads by suckering to form a mass

Ornamental Features

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria features showy yellow flowers along the branches from early to mid spring. It has attractive creamy white-spotted lime green foliage which emerges gold in spring. The serrated oval leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The smooth bark and lime green branches add an interesting dimension to the landscape.

Landscape Attributes

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria is a dense multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a shapely form and gracefully arching branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a high maintenance shrub that will require regular care and upkeep, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Suckering

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use
  • Container Planting

Planting & Growing

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria will grow to be about 8 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 6 feet. It tends to be a little leggy, with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for approximately 30 years.

This shrub performs well in both full sun and full shade. It does best in average to evenly moist conditions, but will not tolerate standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America.

Chiba Gold Japanese Kerria makes a fine choice for the outdoor landscape, but it is also well-suited for use in outdoor pots and containers. Because of its height, it is often used as a 'thriller' in the 'spiller-thriller-filler' container combination; plant it near the center of the pot, surrounded by smaller plants and those that spill over the edges. Note that when grown in a container, it may not perform exactly as indicated on the tag - this is to be expected. Also note that when growing plants in outdoor containers and baskets, they may require more frequent waterings than they would in the yard or garden.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Characteristics
Accent  Massing  Garden  Container 
Applications
Flowers  Foliage Color  Bark  Winter Value 
Ornamental Features