Japanese Kerria, Japanese Rose, Batchelor’s Buttons, Sailor’s Button, Kerria
Best in April and May when the whole bush is covered in flowers.
Some flowers also occur during the rest of the year, including January.
The naturalised escape is scattered throughout the Country, but is more common in the South.
As a garden shrub, it is common throughout. Jew's mallow
For a map see the Online Atlas of the British and Irish Flora - Jew's Mallow
It is a widespread ornamental shrub in gardens, parks and amenity areas.
It has become naturalised where garden plants have been discarded and where old gardens have returned to the wild.
It is found in woods, hedges, rubbish tips and beside rivers.
Jew's Mallowis a deciduous shrub, which grows to about 2m and spreads up to 3m.
It reproduces by suckering and is frost hardy.
The flowers are bright yellow pompoms, up to 4cm across.
Flowers appear before leaves