• Sambucus canadensis - Elderberry


    A must have for the backyard homesteader, Elderberry is gaining popularity in the landscape. In addition to being a great shrub, it produces beautiful white flowers and edible berries (usually to tart to eat by themselves) that are used in jams, jellies, pies and many healthy tonics. Birds will consume the berries.

    Common Name: American black elderberry
    Type: Deciduous shrub
    Family: Adoxaceae
    Native Range: Eastern North America
    Zone: 3 to 9
    Height: 5.00 to 12.00 feet
    Spread: 5.00 to 12.00 feet
    Bloom Time: June to July
    Bloom Description: White
    Sun: Full sun to part shade
    Water: Medium to wet
    Maintenance: High
    Suggested Use: Rain Garden
    Flower: Showy, Fragrant
    Attracts: Birds, Butterflies
    Fruit: Showy, Edible
    Tolerate: Erosion, Clay Soil, Wet Soil