Actaea rubra
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Hardiness Zone: 3-7 Height: 1-3 feet; 0.3-0.9 metres Spread: 1.5-2 feet; 0.5-0.6 metres Sun: Part to full shade Water: Medium to wet Flowers: Showy flowers Fruit: Showy red berries Wildlife: Berries attractive to birds and mammals Bloom Description: White with each clustre giving a feathery appearance Bloom Colour: White Tolerates: Clay, poorly drained soils, dry shade Culture: Best grown in cool, moist, reasonably fertile soil in partial shade but will tolerate most soils if enriched with organic matter. It will be happy in the shade of conifers or deciduous trees, but will have more flowers if morning or afternoon sun is available. Baneberry benefits from allowing leaf fall to remain at the base or mulching with composted leaves. A late fall cut back is not necessary for the plant, but will tidy up the garden for winter.