My Kerria (Kerria Japonica) is in full bloom right now. This deciduous perennial shrub is also known as Japanese Yellow Rose (the flowers resemble roses), and comes in both double and single-flowered varieties. This shrub has a gazillion flowers on it when in full bloom, beginning in March or April (usually around Easter), and it blooms so heavily that the slender stems arch and hang to the ground. Afer the first bloom, kerria continues flowering off and on throughout the summer. I usually prune mine back severely after the first bloom in the spring. These shrubs have attractive, bright green stems and leaves and they thrive in full sun and dry soil and can even take shade. They do seem to like well-drained soil, are very easy to grow and spreads slowly from the roots. The stems can be easily dug up and transplanted. Take a look at the photos. Have you ever seen so many flowers on one shrub?! I don’t do anything special to this plant and the only attention it gets is when I prune it back after the first bloom. A couple of my neighbors also have these shrubs and they all bloom this heavily!
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