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botanical name:
Actaea rubra
Actaea rubra © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Red Baneberry
synonyms:  Actaea erythrocarpa
family:  Ranunculaceae
characteristics: perennial
height: 0.45m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: medium
growth habit:
leaf colour: light green
flower colour: white
fruit colour: red
main season: Summer
poison symbol poisonous or irritant
aspect: part shade
conditions: moist soil
preferred soil pH: neutral
minimum temp: -18°C
USDA zone: 3 to 8
Soft green divided foliage and stems of white flowers in from mid spring to early summer, followed by trusses of shiny red berries.

Cool, moist, reasonably fertile soil in partial shade. Enrich soil with leaf-mould and ensure it does not dry out completely in hot weather.

By seed, sown in autumn, or by division of clumps in early spring.

other notes:
Berries are very toxic.

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