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Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)
  • Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)

    Type: Native Tree/Shrub

    Height: 5-12' tall; 5-12' wide

    Sun: Full sun to partial shade

    Flowers: White

    Water: moist to wet well-drained soils


    Diciduous shrub prefers moist soils. Tiny, lemon-scented flowers appear in custers 10" across in early summer and create black elderberries in late summer that can make jams, pie fillings, and feed wildlife. Tolerates clay.

    • Photo Credit

      Fredlyfish4 [CC BY-SA (]


      H. Zell [CC BY-SA (]

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