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Actaea rubra

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More About Actaea rubra

  • Lightly scented delicate white flowers
  • Fine-textured foliage with an airy habit
  • After flowering, red berry clusters appear
  • Bloom Time: Spring

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario

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:

3

Height:

60-90 cm

Spread:

50-60 cm

Colour:

White
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Red 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 rubra 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

Medium

Attributes

Berries

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge

 Suitable Substitutions for Actaea rubra

Actaea pachypoda

Actaea pachypoda

White Baneberry

Cimicifuga racemosa

Cimicifuga racemosa

Black Snakeroot