Sambucus canadensis

Height: 30

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

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



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Elderberry is a deciduous, sprawling, and suckering shrub. It can be found on streambanks 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. Raw berries may cause nausea, so cooking them is recommended. Elderberry is tolerant of erosion, clay, and wet soils, but is not deer tolerant.

Additional information

Weight5 lbs
Dimensions5.5 × 5.5 × 30 in

5 to 12'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

June to July

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture

Medium to Wet

Soil Type

Well drained; prefers humus-rich.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

American black elderberry, Canada elderberry