Kerria japonica
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Kerria japonica

Japanese rose
Japanese kerria
Jew's mallow

  family rosaceae 
  genus kerria 

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Genus  Kerria Species  japonica Variety  Cultivar  Common names  Japanese rose   Japanese kerria   Jew's mallow Family  ROSACEAE Specimen number  S11617 Data source  HtZn p131;Frgnt p342;Xeri p303
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Woody perennial Life span  5 - 20 years Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  6' - 8' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun to partial shade Water  Dry Optimal soil texture  Loam Acceptable soil pH  Neutral USDA hardiness  USDA zones 04a-09b AHS heat zones  Heat zones 08-03 Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  yes Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Kerria japonica has mild perfume scented flowers. Jew's mallow (also known as Japanese rose and Japanese kerria) can survive very cold winters with annual averages as low as -30� Fahrenheit. This plant needs summer days with high heat. The optimal soil texture for this species is one that is loamy. This plant likes full sun to partial shade. It prefers dry soils.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  pleasingly fragrant Fragrance parts  Flowers Fragrance intensity  Mild Fragrance category  Perfume Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Kerria japonica is a native plant in the natural environment.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Kerria japonica is a woody perennial. Jew's mallow (locally known in some parts as Japanese rose and Japanese kerria) is deciduous in nature. Flowers: This plant has fountain like sprays of flowers on arched stems. The flowers are most often a yellow color.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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