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Actaea pachypoda

Also called Doll's Eyes


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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

Interesting Notes:

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.

Zone:

4

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

60-90 cm

Colour:

White
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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

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Poisonous
Poisonous
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils

Growth Rate

Slow
Medium

Attributes

Berries

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Actaea pachypoda

Actaea rubra

Actaea rubra

Red Baneberry

Cimicifuga racemosa

Cimicifuga racemosa

Black Snakeroot