Sambucus canadensis

Also known as:

  • American Elder
  • Common Elderberry

Plant Type

shrub

Zones

4a-9b

Size

H:5'-12'
W:5'-12'

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

regular

Sun Exposure:

sun, part sun, part shade

Features

Flowers:

white

Foliage:

deciduous

Fruit:

black

Wildlife:

birds

Flowering Time:

spring

Tags

fragrant

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W7262 Dover Ct Westfield, Wisconsin

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800-476-9453

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Large flat topped clusters of sm fragrant white flowers in spring followed by big clusters of dark purple to black berrylike fruits in late summer to fall. Great food source for birds and wildlife. Likes full sun to lt shade and hardy in zones 3-9. Matures to 8-10'. The fruit is excellent in making juices and jellies which are high in vitamin C.

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Westfield, Wisconsin

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Feather-like compound leaves grace this deciduous shrub, providing outstanding nesting cover for songbirds. Clusters of numerous small white flowers emerge in early to mid-summer, with dark blue fruits ripening late summer through September. Common Elderberry fruit is prized by birds as well as makers of wine and jellies. Spreads by roots to form thickets. Zones 3 - 7.

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