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Elderberry

Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

Featured Plant Category: Edible Native Plants, Pollinator Plants, Rain Gardens

Height: 5 to 12'

Bloom Time: June to July

Bloom Color: White

Soil Moisture: Medium to Wet

Soil Type: Well drained; prefers humus-rich.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names: American black elderberry, Canada elderberry

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Description

Elderberry is a deciduous, sprawling, and suckering shrub. It can be found on stream banks and in moist woodlands. It works well as a rain garden plant or in a pollinator garden. With its showy, lemon scented flowers and sweet clusters of berries, it attracts both birds and butterflies. Elderberry has high wildlife value, as its flowers provide pollen to a wide variety of insects, and its berries feed birds, mammals, and even turtles on occasion. Raw berries may cause nausea in humans, so cooking them is recommended – you can make them into a delicious, immune-boosting syrup. Elderberry is tolerant of erosion, clay, and wet soils, but is not deer tolerant.


 

Additional information

Height

5 to 12'

Container Size

1 Gallon, 3 Gallon

Bloom Time

June to July

Bloom Color

White

Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Well drained; prefers humus-rich.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone

3,4,5,6,7,8,9

Other Names

American black elderberry, Canada elderberry

Shipping Information

We now ship from two locations!

Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.

Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.

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