Xanthorhiza simplicissima /Yellowroot

Xanthorhiza simplicissima   / Xanthorhiza simplicissima
Mass of green foliage turn bronzy in autumn
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Mass of green foliage turn bronzy in autumn

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Scientific Name: Xanthorhiza simplicissima
Common Name: Yellowroot
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: Bright green, celery-like foliage may remian as semi-evergreen in warmer areas. Small rachemes of star-shaped, purplish-bronze flowers appear before leaves in spring. An excellent ground cover for shady locations. Inner bark and root have yellow bark and thus the name "Yellowroot". Bronze autumn color can be spactacular. Tolerant of deer, heat & humidity, and strong wind.