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Japanese Rose

Kerria spp.

Also known as

Bachelor's Buttons, Easter Rose, Japanese Kerria

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Full Sun
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy


RHS hardiness


Minimum temperature

Expected size





  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Japanese Rose Overview

Kerria is a monotypic genus containing just 1 species of suckering deciduous shrub in the Rosaceae family native to China, Japan and Korea where it is found in thickets on mountain slopes. The single species, Kerria japonica, has toothed leaves, an arching habit and rose-like bright yellow spring flowers. It is commonly known by a few names including Japanese Rose, Easter Rose and Japanese Kerria. This plant is a popular garden ornamental and many cultivars have been developed from it for garden use. There are cultivars with double flowers available commonly known as Bachelor’s Buttons.

How to propagate Japanese Rose


Propagation is by softwood cuttings in the summer, by suckering.



Division in the autumn.

Other uses of Japanese Rose

Grown for its showy, yellow flowers which can be used for flower arrangements.

Rosaceae Family

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