Double Flowering Japanese Kerria | Kerria japonica ‘Plenifolia’

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Kerria japonica ‘Plenifolia’ “Japanese Kerria”

Welcome to the world of Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia, a captivating flowering shrub that will undoubtedly steal the show in your garden. With its double-petaled, golden-yellow blossoms and graceful arching branches, this plant is a true spectacle of nature. In this expert guide, we'll explore the remarkable features of Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia, offer valuable insights into its care requirements, and suggest some excellent companion plants that will beautifully complement its presence. Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia, also known as Japanese Rose of Texas, Double Japanese Rose, and Golden Japanese Rose boasts remarkable double flowers that resemble miniature golden roses. These captivating blossoms adorn the shrub from early spring to late summer, providing a consistent burst of color. The lush green foliage serves as a lovely backdrop to these cheerful flowers, creating a harmonious visual display.

Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia is known for its exceptional hardiness, making it suitable for a wide range of climates. It thrives in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9, displaying excellent tolerance to both cold winters and hot summers. This robust shrub can endure temperatures as low as -30°F (-34°C), ensuring its resilience in diverse environments.

Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia is a must-have for garden enthusiasts seeking a showstopper that offers effortless beauty and exceptional hardiness. With its golden double flowers, graceful arching branches, and ability to thrive in various conditions, this shrub will undoubtedly become a focal point in your garden. By following the general care guidelines and considering suitable companion plants, you can create a picturesque haven that captivates the senses and earns the admiration of visitors.


Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia thrives in partial shade, making it a versatile choice for various garden settings. Plant it in well-draining soil enriched with organic matter to ensure optimal growth. While it prefers moist soil, it can tolerate occasional dry spells once established. 

Regular watering is essential during the initial stages of growth. Once established, the shrub is relatively drought-tolerant. Provide a layer of mulch around the base to retain moisture and suppress weed growth. Fertilize in early spring with a balanced, slow-release fertilizer to promote healthy growth and abundant blooms.

Pruning is best done after the flowering season to maintain the shrub's shape and encourage vigorous growth. Remove any dead or damaged wood, and trim back the branches to control the size if necessary. Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia responds well to pruning and can be trained as a small tree or espaliered against a wall for added versatility.

Companion Plants

Pairing Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia with complementary plants enhances the overall aesthetic appeal of your garden. Here are some delightful options to consider:

  • Azaleas: These vibrant flowering shrubs create a stunning contrast with the golden blossoms of Double Flowering Kerria plenifolia.
  • Hydrangeas: The large, lush blooms of hydrangeas complement the delicate beauty of the Japanese Rose.
  • Ferns: Add a touch of elegance with feathery ferns, which create a striking textural contrast when planted alongside the Kerria plenifolia.

Have a challenging area in your landscape? Kerria will fill the bill as a tough choice for the worst of areas. Kerria will grow in most conditions, like either dry or wet soils, but like most plants, they like well drained soils. Tolerant to some partial shade, Kerria thrives best in full sun. I suggest an informal use, but Kerria does make a handsome hedge or a woodland garden that appears in spring and disappears in winter.


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Fertilize in early spring with our HICOTE 360 day slow release fertilizer for maximum growth and plant health. 


Our processing time usually is 1-3 days after receiving the order. Orders taken after 4:00 pm on Wednesday through Sunday will be shipped the following Monday.


The Plant Factory, Inc. offers the very best shipping processes to ensure quick, safe, and near-perfect results every time. Cold and heat may deter your order temporarily until it is safe to receive and plant your plants/trees in your area. At our discretion, we will hold order till the threat is gone ensuring you with the healthiest-viable product ordered.

Summer - Above 95 degrees | Winter - Below 34 degrees

Plant Highlight

• Growing Zone: 4-9
• Plant Brand: The Plant Factory Choice
• Botanical Name: Kerria japonica ‘Plenifolia’
• Foliage Color: Light green
• Flower Color: Yellow
• Flower Fragrance: Not significant
• Fall Color: Bright yellow
• Type: Deciduous
• Mature Height: 6’ plus
• Mature Width: 6’ plus
• Growth Rate: Rapid
• Exposure: Full sun to partial shade
• Soil Needs: Most tolerant, prefers moist well drained
• Water Needs: Occasionally, once established  
• Pruning Needs: Thin branches after blooming
• Grown by; The Plant Factory

  • Pollinator Friendly: Yes
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Pet Friendly: No
  • Reblooming: Yes
  • Cold and Heat Tolerant: Yes

Note: We put pictures and videos on our site to best represent our products, as an example of our quality as a grower.  You may, however receive a smaller or larger plant than pictured depending on the season you buy. You may or may not get a plant blooming as shown on our site.  We usually trim off blooms because they do not ship well. Your purchase of our plants should be considered an investment in your future garden and enjoy the process of growing it to its full potential.

Why The Plant Factory, Inc is a good choice?

Our plants are grown at our nursery. Our experienced staff use the best horticultural practices to ensure our plants are of the utmost health and quality. We select your plants as if we were buying them ourselves. Our standard goals are to exceed our customers’ expectations. We pride ourselves for great “out of the box” experiences with hassle-free customer service and quick resolutions.

Limited Conditional Warranty: Warranty is limited to guaranteeing plants will arrive safely and in good and healthy condition, and is conditioned on Seller receiving prompt notice (within 24 hours of delivery) of any problem with the condition accompanied by photo validation. No other additional, extended or long-term Warranty is expressed or implied. Minor broken branches and some leaf discoloration is considered cosmetic and normal for shipping plants through the mail. Keep in mind when if this happens these minor issues will not affect the health of your plants and trees. Loose soil does not qualify for any warranty replacement. Simply put back in container and water thoroughly, let rest for a few days and then replant.

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  • 5
    great quality plants. rapid service

    Posted by Verified Customer on 3rd Jun 2022