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Red Baneberry

Actaea rubra

Also known as

European Baneberry, Black Cohosh, Coralberry, Rattlesnake Herb, Snakeberry, Redberry, White baneberry, White cohosh, White doll's eyes

Actaea erythrocarpa0 by [1] (CC-BY-SA-3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate care
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

H7

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Red Baneberry Overview

Clump-forming, hardy perennial with divided bright green leaves. Produces small, fluffy white flowers from late spring and early summer, followed by shiny scarlet, poisonous berries.

Common problems with Red Baneberry

Generally pest & disease free

    How to propagate Red Baneberry

    Seed

    In autumn, sow seed into pots in a cold frame

    Division

    Divide clumps in early spring

    Other uses of Red Baneberry

    A useful plant for shady areas of wildlife and meadow gardens, it can also be used to under-planting trees in cottage or informal style gardens