• Phytolacca americana
  • Phytolacca americana
  • Phytolacca americana
  • Phytolacca americana

Phytolacca americana

American Pokeweed, Pokeweed
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£8.99

Quick Overview

  • Large shrubby perennial
  • Large foliage
  • Racemes of white flowers
  • Crimson to black fruits
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Description

Phytolacca americana, American Pokeweed, is a herbaceous perennial with a large shrubby habit, rapidly growing from dormancy to a robust plant up to 2m or more. It has large attractive foliage and racemes of white flowers followed by large open infructescences - usually pendent in form - consisting of many green berries that ripen through to crimson before turning purple and black.

Phytolacca americana will grow in any soil but appreciates a rich well-drained substrate and plenty of water throughout the growing season. Often found growing in waste spaces in the American southwest it is often considered nothing more than a poisonous weed in those states where its growth is not usually restricted by an annual frost. It is however more valued as an ornamental in those cooler temperate states where it becomes herbaceous and in the UK makes a dramatic and attractive ornamental.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Phytolaccaceae
Sub-Family Phytolaccoideae
Synonyms Phytolacca americana var. americana, Phytolacca decandra
Geographical Origin USA
Cultivation Warm, sunny location with a sheltered aspect. Humus-rich, well-drained soil. Cut back in the autumn. Mulch in winter
Eventual Height 1.5-2 m
Eventual Spread 1.5m
Hardiness Hardy herbaceous perennial. Mulch with a thick layer of leaves and bark

Phytolacca americana

American Pokeweed, Pokeweed
Size: ex 1.5L pots

Availability: In stock

£8.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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