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Kerria japonica 'Golden Guinea'
  • RHS AGM

Japanese rose 'Golden Guinea'

A suckering medium-sized deciduous shrub with bright green, lanceolate, attractively veined leaves. Large, single bright yellow flowers are borne along the arching green shoots

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Size
Ultimate height
1–1.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
1.5–2.5 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Yellow Green
Summer Green Green
Autumn Green Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–facing or North–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Rosaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Suckering
Genus

Kerria are deciduous shrubs withgreen young shoots bearing simple, toothed leaves and rose-like, solitary 5-petalled flowers in mid-spring

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in any well-drained or moist but well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Good for woodland settings but may form large thickets and has the potential to become a nuisance if not managed well

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 3 and sucker removal, if necessary, in autumn or winter

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to honey fungus (rarely)

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