Kerria Japonica Golden Guinea

 

Deciduous shrub with slender arching stems bearing mid-green toothed leaves. In spring, the stems are covered in bright yellow star-shaped flowers that add colour to the garden when little else is flowering. It flowers on new growth, so to keep it from looking scruffy, cut it back hard after flowering. Max mature height 150cm Mature spread 150-250cm.

 

Grow in sun or shade and in most soil conditions. It spreads by suckering and can become invasive if not checked.

 

General Shrub Planting and care

  • Water the pot thoroughly and allow to drain fully.
  • If the Shrub is being planted in a lawn remove a circle of turf.
  • Dig a hole twice the size of the pot being planted and fork over the base. Adding a bucketful of planting compost.
  • Remove the pot gently, if well rooted cut off the pot.
  • Position used. Ensure that the top of the Root ball is level with the surrounding soil.
  • Replace the remaining soil and heel in, water the Shrub and area thoroughly.
  • Water regular until Shrub is established.
  • Apply some general fertiliser every spring.