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Common Elderberry - Sambucus canadensis

Regular price $32.00

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Phonetic: sam-BOO-kus kan-ah-DEN-sis

Shrubs larger than 1 gallon can not be shipped.

Most shrubs will not be ready before the first week of June when they are fully leafed out.

1 Gallon Pot 

Common Elderberry is somewhat sprawling, suckering shrub that typically occurs on streambanks, moist woodlands, thickets, and roadsides. Tiny lemon-scented white flowers appear in large flat-topped clusters in June. Flowers give way to clusters of black elderberry fruits in late summer. Fruits of species plants are sometimes used to make jams, jellies, pie filings and elderberry wine. Fruits are attractive to wildlife. The flowers provide only pollen as a floral reward to insect visitors and the plant is an outstanding value to fruit-eating birds. Elderberry flowers are self-fertile and only one plant is needed for bountiful fruiting.

  • Hardiness Zone:  3-9
  • Native Northeast Region: USDA Database
  • Sun Exposure:  Partial shade to full sun
  • Flower Color: White
  • Bloom Time: June, July
  • Soil Type: Medium to Wet
  • Mature Plant Size: 5-12' Height, 5-12' Width
  • Plant Spacing:  10'
  • Attracts: Insects, Birds, Bees
  • Advantages:  Wildlife food source, Medicinal and Home product uses
  • Landscape Uses:  Naturalized, Pond side, Specimen, Colony
  • Companion Plants:  Winterberry, Trumpet Vine
  • Deer Resistant