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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

XANTHORHIZA simplicissima

Commonly known as Yellowroot

Suckering, clump-forming plant with tiny purple flowers and purplish-bronze foliage in autumn
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  • Deciduous
  • Purple - Shades of purple/mauve/lilac/violet
  • Height - 60cm (24in)
  • Spread - 1.5m (5ft_
  • Dwarf shrub - Typically only grows to a maximum of one or two feet in height but there will be some exceptions.
  • Ground cover - These plants are typically low growing and spread quickly to inhibit weed growth on areas of bare soil
  • Hardy - very cold winter - Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe. Plant can possibly withstand temperatures down to -20°C (-4°F)
  • Full shade
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none
  • Place of origin - eastern USA (Pennsylvania to Florida)
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Pruning group 2 - Suitable for: Deciduous shrubs and trees that flower in Spring or early Summer on previous year's growth, including plants that produce new growth at or near ground level.
    Pruning: Prune flowered shoots to strong buds. Cut back approximately 1/4 of old shoots to the base to promote replacement growth.
    When: Annually, after flowering.

    RHS groups 2 & 3
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - moderately fertile. Moist but not waterlogged
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Xanthorhiza - Growing Guide
60cm (24in)
Dwarf Shrub - guide for size not form Watering Can
  1.5m (5ft_
 

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