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Easter Rose ‘Pleniflora’ | Plant Profile

Easter Rose ‘Pleniflora’ or Japanese Rose (Kerria Japonica) are deciduous, double flowering shrubs with thin branches. The branches arch with height and can reach up to 10′. Bright yellow flowers cover the shrub in spring before foliage appears. The green leaves of summer turn yellow in fall.

‘Pleniflora’ prefers average fertility, medium moisture, well drained soils in part shade or full shade. These hardy shrubs can generally tolerate deer, heavy shade, drought, and wet soils. Some pruning is required to prevent propagation.

These large shrubs are perfect for heavily shaded areas where other shrubs struggle to grow. The plentiful flowers make these ornamental shrub borders or hedges. Pruning is not required when located in a naturalized area where it is permitted to spread.


Easter Rose 'Pleniflora' Characteristics

'Pleniflora' are double flowering, hardy shrubs that can become invasive without proper oversight. Double flowering refers to a tendency for flowers to grow within other flowers, giving the appearance of fuller blooms. If pruning to shape is desired, do so after flowering as new blooms grow on old wood. 'Pleniflora' spreads via basal shoots, or root suckers, and should be removed to prevent propagation.

There are few threatening disease or insect issues that plague 'Pleniflora', Leaf spot and canker are possible, though rarely life threatening. Root rot can occur in overly saturated soils.

USDA Climate Zone
Zones 4 - 9
5.00 - 10.00'
6.00 - 10.00'
Bloom Time
April - May
Part Shade
Deer Resistant?