But in just a couple of years, this Kerria shrub grew significantly and did a dimensional reversal: it is now taller than it is wide. Pruning may have helped spur this change.
In addition to the pure beauty of its yellow flowers (more golden, really), Kerria boasts long, if somewhat uneven blooming periods. The result is some degree of floral color, at least, from spring to fall. In winter, it's easy to pick out the Kerria shrubs on people's properties when you're out driving around: if you see kelly green to greenish-yellow arching branches, complemented by smaller branches in a zigzag pattern, it's most likely Kerria.