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6th January 2021. In line with the current government lockdown rules, Burncoose Nurseries is closed to visitors. However at present we are able to offer click and collect to local customers. This will be weekdays only, not weekends. Mail order is continuing as normal. However please allow extra time for the couriers to deliver, once despatched from us. Sorry to say that some depots are experiencing high volumes of traffic, also staff shortages.

PHYTOLACCA americana

Commonly known as American pokeweed

Upright growing perennial with white to pink flowers and then striking blackish, maroon berries which are highly toxic to humans but readily eaten by birds
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Available again FEBRUARY 2021 - fresh stock in late winter/early spring
individually £12.50 each, 3+ £10.00 each

Delivery Information Available again FEBRUARY 2021
plant size comparison icon 1.5 to 2 Litre - Early in the year, typically January til end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch
  • Deciduous - ovate to lance-shaped leaves 25-30cm (6-12in) long
  • White - white to pink
  • Height - to 4m (13ft)
  • Spread - 1m (39in)
  • Herbaceous - Early in the year, typically January till end of March, herbaceous plants might be supplied in 9cm pots to ensure timely despatch. - erect, unpleasant-smelling perennial with branching, red-marked stems and fleshy roots. Small flowers are followed by blackish maroon berries
  • Hardy - average winter - Hardy through most of the UK apart from inland valleys, at altitude and central/northerly locations. May suffer foliage damage and stem dieback in harsh winters in cold gardens. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -10°C (14°F)
  • Full sun
  • Caution, toxic if eaten - Do not eat these plants.
  • May cause skin allergy or irritant - Having skin or eye contact with these plants could result in an allergic reaction, burning or rash.
  • Additional Features - Berries - These plants have berries.
  • Good to know - berries are TOXIC
  • Pests & Diseases - can be a carrier of several viruses, such as yellows, mosaic and ringspot
  • Place of origin - eastern North America to Mexico
  • Flower Shape - Racemes - - to 20cm (8in) long, elongating to 30cm (12in), sometimes becoming pendent
  • Hardiness - Frost hardy (down to -5) -
  • Leaf Colour (if not green) - Purple - - purple-tinged in autumn
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile well drained soil - - moderately fertile
  • Wildlife - Rabbit Resistant -
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to 4m (13ft)
Herbaceous - guide for size not form Average Person
  1m (39in)
 

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