Phytolacca americana (Pokeweed)

Full Sun
Light/Partial Shade
Soil Type:
Mainly dry
Soil Type:
Moist But Well-Drained

See full plant description below.

Plant Details

Rarely seen in UK gardens and a real talking point, this is a seriously underrated plant for a large space. 

Originating in Florida, Phytolacca americana is a robust and vigorous plant with long spikes of small, green-white flowers from May until autumn, followed by glossy black berries which are loved by birds. Dies back to the ground in winter and reaches full height again very quickly in spring/early summer.

Height: 2.5m

Common name(s): American Pokeweed, Poke, Pokeberry, Dragonberries

Please note, all parts of the plant are poisonous.

Picture: Rod Logsdon [CC BY-SA 4.0], via Wikimedia Commons

All our plants are supplied in 9x10cm pots unless otherwise specified. Plants in this size pot establish quickly in the garden and often outpace plants in bigger pots planted at the same time. We do not sell 'plug plants' because those need to be grown on before planting. Our potted plants can be planted immediately, unless otherwise noted, or you can leave them in their pots until you are ready to plant. We grow everything we sell ourselves, in our nursery in the Buckinghamshire countryside.