A wonderful present from Japan, R. keiskei is a very variable small leaf member of subsection Triflora. The light yellow flowers appear in early spring – March here in the Pacific Northwest. It ranges in height from a small mound to more upright forms but rarely exceeds three feet. This plant is grown from seed collected in the mountains of Japan and each plant has its own distinctive characteristics.
Winter foliage usually adds an appealing reddish cast to the leaves. Too much sun will also turn the leaves red, so give R. keiskei a mix of sun and shade even though it has relatively small leaves.
R. keiskei will also like: Small amounts of fertilizer on Valentine’s Day and Mother’s Day, loose well-drained soil and consistent gentle watering
It’s quite hardy in Western Washington.