Kerria japonica 'Picta'
Variegated Japanese Kerria,
Picta Japanese Kerria
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Deciduous shrub, not as vigorous as some other cultivars, possibly to 3-4 ft (0.9-1.4 m) tall. Leaves gray-green, irregularly variegated white on the extreme outer margins. Flowers single, yellow.
- Sun, partial shade in hot climates. Some shoots may revert to green leaves, prune out to maintain variegated appearance.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 4
- Oregon State Univ. campus: court yard of the Dorm Quad, about a block west of the MU on Jefferson Ave.