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XANTHORHIZA simplicissima

Commonly known as Yellowroot

Suckering, clump-forming plant with tiny purple flowers and purplish-bronze foliage in autumn
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£16.00 each

  • 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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