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Phytolacca clavigera

Pokeweed

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Features

  • Growth HabitIrregular bushy
  • Flower ColourPink
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Phytolacca clavigera (Pokeweed). An upright shrubby perennial with ovate to elliptic mid green leaves which turn yellow in autumn. Pinkish flowers are produced in racemes followed by black berries.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub

Origin

Africa, Asia & S. America

Interest and use

Grown for their overall appearance and decorative (but poisonous) fruits.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilRich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

They will prefer rich soil in a sheltered position in full sun to partial-shade, they will need adequate moisture to grow.

Propagation

You can propagate from seeds in spring or autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

If ingested parts will cause discomfort. Yellows, rings pot viruses.

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