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Does anyone know what this is please? It arrived in two different customer's gardens (presumably by bird droppings) grows quickly and has white flowers followed rapidly by black berries. It grows to 6 feet or so tall. I suspect it's deciduous but I'm not sure as I haven't seen it in winter yet.The flower stems are about 3 inches tall

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It looks like Pokeweed to me. Phytolacca americana .

27 Aug, 2010


Yes I've just googled what you say it is and I think you're right. Thanks very much.

27 Aug, 2010


It is indeed. My mum has two different types in her garden. Handsome and striking perennials!

28 Aug, 2010


Rather poisonous though, so do not eat the berries.

28 Aug, 2010


I've got this! I think it's a great plant. :-) I was told that it might seed around - but the seeds look so good, I'm leaving them for the moment at least.

28 Aug, 2010


I'd love some of this. the berries look fantastic. wish it would seed in my garden.

28 Aug, 2010


If mine does, I'll pot the seedlings up. :-)) Fingers crossed!

28 Aug, 2010


ooh thanks spritz.

30 Aug, 2010


I forgot to take its photo - I really must! :-)

30 Aug, 2010


Do birds like it?
Lynne x

4 Sep, 2010


I think so

5 Sep, 2010

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