Rhodotypos scandens

single, white flowers from the tips of each shoot with an appealing simplicity. The blooms are later replaced by large black berries

Rhodotypos scandens
Aka Jet Bead, White kerria, Rhodotypos kerrioides
  • deciduous shrub
  • arching branches
  • deeply veined, mid-green leaves
  • pale yellow foliage in autumn
  • four-petalled, papery white flower
  • late Spring/early summer blooms
  • followed by glossy, spherical, black fruit.

H 1.5m
S 1.5m

part shade


Info: a sole species in the rose family, in this genus. It occurs naturally in scrub and woodland in China and Japan

Notes: Purchased November 2022 from Burncoose Nurseries for the Japanese woodland garden