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Actaea pachypoda

White baneberry

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Key information

Plant type

Hardy perennial

Flower colour



Flowers, Fruit



Skill level


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Plant details

This is a clump-forming perennial with attractive divided foliage, and clusters of white flowers from late spring to mid-summer. These are followed by spikes of attractive but poisonous white berries. It is a useful plant for shady positions.

Family: Ranunculaceae

Genus: Actaea

Species: pachypoda

Plant type: Hardy perennial

Flower colour: White

Feature: Flowers, Fruit

Sun exposure: Partial shade, Shade

Soil: Clay/heavy, Acidic, Chalky/alkaline

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Experienced

Height: 90cm

Spread: 60cm

Time to plant seeds: September to November

Time to divide plants: March to April

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