Also called Doll's Eyes
More About Actaea pachypoda
- Jagged green leaves on strong, reddish stems
- Clusters of fragrant white flowers
- After flowering, tiny white berries appear
- Great plant for the woodland landscape
- Bloom Time: Late spring
Native to Ontario and much of eastern North America.
The white berries have a single, black dot which resembles an old-fashioned, china-doll-like eye. Because the foliage is toxic, it is resistant to most mammalian herbivores, however, it is harmless to birds, its main seed distributor.
White Baneberry Growing and Maintenance Tips
Baneberry should be grown in dappled to partial shade, in a rich, organic, moist soil. Can be grown in sunnier locations if the roots are kept cool and have adequate water.
Actaea pachypoda Characteristics
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum