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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8b
Plant Height: 3 to 4 feet
Plant Spread: 2 to 3 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Malodorous
Fruit: Showy
Other: Small, glossy black berries
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Pinkish-white
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Will Naturalize
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Pollution
Toxicity: Leaves are poisonous
Roots are poisonous
Fruit is poisonous
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Pollinators: Self
Beetles
Flies
Bees

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Common names
  • European Dwarf Elder
  • Danewort
  • Dane Weed
  • Danesblood
  • Walewort

Photo Gallery
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Location: Botanical Graden Meise - Nationale Plantentuin Meise - Brussel
Date: 2017-09-27

photo credit: Bogdan

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