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Actaea rubra

red baneberry

Red baneberry is one of the early-blooming species of Actaea, with a fluffy white flower followed by vibrant red berries eaten by birds and small mammals. This is one of the very first woodland plants to produce showy fruits during the summer months.

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Height: 24-24 in
Spread: 12-18 in
Hardiness Zone: 2-8


Bloom Color: White

Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Summer Fruit
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant


North American Distribution


red baneberry - Actaea rubra from Native Plant Trust
Photo by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust
red baneberry - Actaea rubra from Native Plant Trust
Photo by John Lynch (c) Native Plant Trust
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