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Actaea pachypoda 'Misty Blue'

Misty Blue White Baneberry

This plant is a striking, multi-stemmed woodland perennial known for it's soft, bluish-green, finely cut foliage. Flowers appear in May, followed by vivid, reddish pedicels which produce large, white fruit with a distinctive black dot in autumn, persisting for 4-6 weeks. Native birds love its fruit. 


North Creek Unique™ - This unique assortment has been discovered or introduced to the trade and shared with the world by North Creek Nursery. 

Benefits

  • Native songbirds love the white berries
  • Provides fruit and cover for wildlife
  • Bright red stems and white fruit are stunning
  • Unique bluish green foliage color
  • Native insects seek out its pollen
  • Deer and rabbit resistant

Height
2-3 Feet

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Spread
2-3 Feet

USDA Hardiness Zone 3-8

Native Trivia

The species name of this plant pachypoda, literally means "big foot" because the plant has such large rhizomes or roots. Since baneberry lives in wooded areas with little sun, it needs these large roots to store nutrients.

Characteristics & Attributes

Shade
Songbirds
Deer Resistant
Fall Color
Plan Sub Group
Low Perennials
Medium Perennials
Exposure
Filtered Shade
Soil
Acidic
Heavy clay
Humus-rich
Saline or alkaline
Well-drained
Wide soil tolerance
Soil Moisture Preference
Average
Moist but well-drained
Attracts Wildlife
Mammals
Bloom Time
Late Spring / Early Summer
Critter Resistance
Rabbit Resistant
Habitat Collection
Songbird
Native Habitat
Forest
Foliage Color
Blue-green
Green
Uses
Accent
Border
Mass plant
Naturalizes
Ornamental fruit
Specimen
Native to
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