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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
description:
Soft green divided foliage and stems of white flowers in from mid spring to early summer, followed by trusses of shiny red berries.

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

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

other notes:
Berries are very toxic.

RHS AGM

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