Kerria japonica 'Picta'
Common name: 
Variegated Japanese Kerria,
Picta Japanese Kerria
Pronunciation: 
KER-e-a ja-PON-i-ka
Family: 
Rosaceae
Genus: 
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • 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.
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