Red baneberry Actaea rubra Photo/Illustration: Michelle Gervais 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Red baneberry (Actaea rubra) ak-TAY-ah ROO-brah 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. Overview 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 Song Birds, Native, Showy Fruit Bloom Time Early Summer, Late Spring, Spring, Summer Flower Color White Uses Beds and Borders, Poisonous Style Woodland Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Perennials Actaea rubraView the discussion thread.