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Actaea pachypoda

Native Plants

White Baneberry

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Summary

White baneberry provides a long season of interest with its white bottlebrush-shaped inflorescences, deeply cut compound leaves, and its clusters of white berries with brightly colored magenta pedicels in summer. White baneberry thrives in slightly acidic, moist, highly organic soil in filtered to part shade but it tolerates drier soils. Throughout the summer, this unusual native woodland plant adds interesting texture and character to the garden, particularly in shady spots. Actaea pachypoda is an excellent complement to Actaea racemosa, Phegopteris hexagonoptera, Trillium erectum, Thalictrum thalictroides, Lilium canadense, Caulophyllum thalictroides, and Carex plantaginea.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    filtered-shade, partial-shade 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    average, moist 
  • Flowering Period
    mid-spring
  • Soil PH
    acidic, adaptable 
  • Flower Color
    white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Other Common Names
    doll’s eyes 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    white