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Actaea pachypoda

White Baneberry

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.75m
  • Spread0.9m
  • Growth HabitStalked clump
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Actaea pachypoda (White Baneberry). A clump-forming perennial with irregular, pinnate leaves to 60cm in length, composed of 3-12 ovate leaflets. White flowers are borne in round racemes 2-5cm long in late spring. These are followed by white berries held on red stems.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Rhizome, Herbaceous

Origin

E. N. America

Interest and use

Whole plant is poisonous if eaten. Berries stay on on the plant right into the winter, possibly for this reason, as many mammals avoid it. Useful for woodland gardens, shady areas and borders.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade or Shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -39°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH6.5 to 7.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Appreciates humus rich soil and a semi-shaded position.

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Trouble free

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