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Actaea rubra (Red baneberry, Snakeberry)

Actaea rubra Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Actaea rubra ak-TAY-ah ROO-brah Common Name: Red baneberry, Snakeberry Genus: Actaea
Actaea rubra bears white flowers from spring to early summer on plants up to 2 feet tall and 1 foot wide. In late summer, glossy red berries develop. A few cultivars exist. This woodland perennial is native to the U.S.
Care: Provide moist, fertile soil with lots of organic matter in part to full shade.
Propagation: Divide in spring or sow seeds in fall.
Problems: Rust and leaf-feeding insects may be problems.
Height 1 ft. to 3 ft.
Spread 6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit Clumps
Light Part Shade to Full Shade
Moisture Medium Moisture
Characteristics Attracts Birds; Native; Showy Fruit
Bloom Time Early Summer; Late Spring; Spring; Summer
Flower Color White Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Poisonous
Style Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest
Type Perennials

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