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Kerria japonica 'All Gold'

Japanese Kerria

Plant Type:


Kerria japonica ‘All Gold’ (ex: Jonathan Lehrer) – A pure yellow-leafed selection with no green in the foliage. A most amazing moment occurs when the luminous light yellow leaf buds just begin to emerge in spring and contrast against bright green stems as if plugged into an electric light socket; it is striking, beautiful and seems somehow unreal – but there it is: glorious and in living color. Typical single sunny yellow flowers adorn the stems in mid to late spring in the northeast. Kerria japonica ‘All Gold’ is a worthy addition to the Kerria clan. We are unsure of the origins of 'All Gold' but the species nativity is central China and Japan.


3-6 ft


6-9 ft


Deep Yellow


(4b)5 to 9
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Item Description Price  
KERRALL Kerria japonica 'All Gold' (5 inch Square x 6 inch Tall - true 2 quarts / 1.8927 liters) $30.00 Sold Out

Characteristics and Attributes for Kerria japonica 'All Gold'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Interesting Bark

  • Colored

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Mostly Sunny


  • Foundation
  • Massing
  • Shrub Border
  • Specimen
  • Hedge
  • Hedgerow

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast


  • Fertile
  • Draining

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Kerria

Common Name: Japanese Kerria

Japanese Kerria prefers a fertile soil condition in more sun than not. Its winter branches retain the green color of summer. And though it is wild-haired and rangy in the winter landscape it can be employed smartly in a mixed hedgerow or as dynamic counterpoint, a wild-haired tousle placed against taller shrubs with a natural formal growth habit or even set before a hedge comprised of pruned “soldiers in a row”. The member of the Rosaceae originates in Western to Central China and the mountains of Japan. They are happiest in part sun planted in fertile moisture retentive to draining soils. This genus hales from central China and Japan. All of the following selections are cutting grown.