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Split opinion


By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

i have two opinions about the identity of this plant, one says hypericum calycinum (Rose of Sharon), the other says Kerria Japonica. Would anyone care to arbitrate?




Would like a closer view of the leaf and flower, but I think it looks more like Kerria japonica than Hypericum.

12 Aug, 2009


Hard one to tell, a closer look would help though, the leaves look like Kerria the flowers look like hypericum. I have a Kerria it grows quite high and wide, is yours likely?

12 Aug, 2009


Agree close up of leaf and flower needed as could be either

12 Aug, 2009


It's the single-flowered form of kerria japonica - much less common than the double-flowered one that suckers so badly

12 Aug, 2009


I'll agree with you there Andrew. I had the flore pleno because I thought it looked so pretty. Then I found stems of it coming up ten feet away in all directions. It's been recycled.

12 Aug, 2009


i agree andrew, the neighbour has a lovely one of these. I actually like it better than the double kerria.

12 Aug, 2009


Damn stuff - spent half my life trying to get rid of it from people's gardens. Pretty flowers, takes over everywhere.

12 Aug, 2009


Thanks folks,

I think I'm clear now.

13 Aug, 2009

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