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Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Yellowroot

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.8m to 1m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitBroad bushy
  • Leaf ColourBronze

Description

Xanthorhiza simplicissima (Yellowroot). This species of shrub has upright shoots and bright green leaves which are bronze when young, turning purple- red in the autumn. In mid spring, pendent racemes of flowers are produced.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Shrub

Origin

Eastern N. America

Interest and use

Grown for its foliage and flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Propagation

Division in autumn.

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