Sambucus canadensis – American elder


A tall suckering deciduous landscape shrub good for borders, screens, backgrounds, hedges, stream/pond peripheries or low spots.


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Sambucus canadensis is a deciduous suckering shrub that grows 5-12’ tall.  It has tiny lemon-scented attractive white flowers which give way to clusters of interesting black elderberry fruits in late summer.  Effective used in a group or mass where its suckering habit may be helpful.

“Fruits of species plants are sometimes used to make jams, jellies, pie filings and elderberry wine”. Missouri Botanical Garden

Height: 5 – 12 ft

Sun: Sun to partial shade

Water: Medium

Bloom color: White

Bloom time: June, July

Additional information

1-quart, 1-gallon, 2-gallon

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