Yellowroot

A low growing, upright, single stemmed shrub with large lobed, coarsely toothed leaves. Under the gray bark the soft wood and roots are a bright yellow hue due to the sap, which was once used to dye fabrics. Clusters of tiny purplish flowers give way to small seeds that birds eat.  The leaves turn from green to yellowish then red in the fall until finally becoming brown as they persist well into winter and then drop. This shrub tolerates almost any growing conditions and will form a dense colony through rhizomes that will choke out most other plants. A good candidate for transitions from light to shade or wet to dry, this is an excellent border plant for landscaping.

Scientific Name: Xanthorhiza simplicissima
Bloom Color: Green, Violet
Bloom Time: April, May
Butterfly Host: N/A
Container Size: 3/4 gallon
Cultural Uses: N/A
Fall Foliage: No
Fruit: Dry, yellow-brown papery seed capsule
Habit: Subshrub, Shrub
Height: 1-2'
Light Needs: Shade (< 2 hrs. direct sun), Part Shade (2-5 hrs. direct sun)
Square Feet Used: N/A
Type Of Garden Ecotone: Street Scape, Urban Garden, Border Woodland, Erosion Control, Mesic, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Shade, Wetland
Water Needs: Moist, Wet

Price: $10.00

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