Yellowroot

Xanthorhiza simplicissima

$29.99

In Stock
Key Features
Height

6" - 2.5'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

April, May

Bloom Color

Maroon

Soil Moisture

Medium

Soil Type

Moist, well-drained, acidic.

Hardiness Zone

3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Light Requirements

Part shade

  • Description

    Yellowroot (Xanthorhiza simplicissima) is a mat-like, spreading, deciduous shrub that grows naturally in damp woods, wet depressions, and stream banks. Its roots are yellow, hence the common name, and Native Americans would use the roots to make a yellow dye. The small, star-shaped, maroon flowers grow on on 2-8″ long terminal clusters. The blooms are insignificant, however Yellowroot’s fall color is strikingly attractive with leaves turning yellow to reddish purple. As a landscape shrub, Yellowroot is often used as a groundcover, and it provides understory food and habitat for a variety of birds and small mammals.

  • Shipping Information

    We ship from two locations:

    • Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

    • Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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