actaea pachypoda (white baneberry) native

Size: 1 litre
  • actaea pachypoda, also called doll's eyes
  • jagged green leaves on strong, reddish stems
  • clusters of fragrant white flowers
  • after flowering, tiny white berries appear
  • great plant for the woodland landscape
  • bloom time: late spring
  • native to ontario and much of eastern north america
  • 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 4
  • height 60-90cm
  • spread 60-90cm
  • colour white
  • baneberry should be grown in dappled to partial shade, in a rich, organic, moist soil although it can be grown in sunnier locations if the roots are kept cool and have adequate water
  • sun/shade
  • deer resistant
  • rabbit resistant
  • fruit is poisonous so it should not be planted where children or pets are present
  • native to ontario
  • (image courtesy of NVK nurseries, NVK holdings inc.)