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Xanthorhiza simplicissima

Yellow root

Xanthorhiza simplicissima is a small (less than three feet tall) shrub native to streambanks across the southeast. It grows best in moist, well-drained sites with part shade. It suckers and forms attractive low colonies. Inconspicuous fruits ripen in the summer and are eaten by small mammals. Xanthorhiza simplicissima is an excellent low plant to use in restoration projects.

Species name - Container sizeCommon nameStockPriceQuantity PricingAdd to request
Xanthorhiza simplicissima - 1 Gallon

Yellow root

5 in stock

$14.5210+ $7.26ea

Plant type

  • Tree / Shrub

Mature Height

  • Up to 3'

Wetland Indicator Status

  • (FACW) Facultative wetland


  • Shade Tolerant
  • Butterfly and Pollinator Supportive

Planting Zone

  • Temporarily Inundated / Shallow Land
  • Riparian Zone
  • Floodplain
  • Slope
  • Riparian Buffer

Classification by Use

  • Erosion Control
  • Rain Garden
  • Showy Native
  • Stream Restoration