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Yellowroot

Xanthorhiza spp.

Yellowroot- Xanthorhiza simplicissima. by TheAlphaWolf (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Full Shade
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

5a-9b

USDA zone

-29°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Yellowroot- Xanthorhiza simplicissima.
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Yellowroot Overview

Xanthorhiza is a monotypic genus comprising of only one species; Xanthoceras simplicissima or yellowroot. It is a deciduous spring-flowering subshrub found in the wild in the Eastern USA where it grows in dappled shade often at water’s edge. In cultivation it is grown for its unusual growth habit, where the toothed leaves and star-shaped flowers are carried only on the top of its otherwise branchless stem.

How to propagate Yellowroot

Division

Division in autumn.

Special features of Yellowroot

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Yellowroot

Grown for its foliage and flowers.