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Wild Elderberry

 
White Wild Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, Wild Elderberry
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This native elderberry is a spreading shrub grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are high in nutrients and antioxidants. The foliage then turns a deep burgundy in Autumn, completing the wonderfully-changing cycle of this beautiful shrub. (Sambucus canadensis)

Zones 4 - 8
Advantages
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Native
Native
Edible
Edible
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 96-120" tall (8-10' tall), 96-120" wide (8-10' wide)
Bloom Time Creamy white flowers in mid-summer followed by loose clusters of black fruits varying from 3-6" in diameter.
Size Plant - 3" pot
SKU 6SAMB
Wild Elderberry is a native shrub that grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are high in nutrients and antioxidants. The foliage then turns a deep burgundy in Autumn, completing the wonderfully-changing cycle of this beautiful shrub.

In General Elderberries, Sambucus spp., have always been giant, white-flowering natives with blooms much like Queen Anne's Lace. There is one main species in North America, and another in Europe, both very tall plants. As often happens, the Europeans have made something very special from something very common, with incredible new hybrids of their species named Black Lace Elderberry, Sambucus nigra.These are spectacular tall plants with dark foliage. You might confuse them with a very finely-cut Japanese maple. But then, once you see the stunning pink flowers, you'd know this is something else again! This new plant will create a big exotic show in your yard! They love moisture, but will adapt to drier areas. Be the first in the neighborhood to have one. (By the way, the birds love the berries that follow the bloom.)

SKU 6SAMB
Common Name Wild Elderberry
Botanical Name Sambucus canadensis
Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Mature Height 96-120" tall (8-10' tall)
Estimated Mature Spread 96-120" wide (8-10' wide)
Bloom Time Creamy white flowers in mid-summer followed by loose clusters of black fruits varying from 3-6" in diameter.
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Green foliage all summer turning to deep burgundy in autumn.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Advantages Deer Resistant, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Native, Edible, Hedge / Screen
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

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American MeadowsWild Elderberry
 
4.5

(based on 4 reviews)

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4.0

My mother would have loved this in her garden.

By 

from Perry, ME

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Pros

  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Outdoors

    Comments about American Meadows Wild Elderberry:

    After planting it began to grow vigorously despite this year's infestation of tent caterpillars and the unusual hot and dry summer we had. I can't wait to see what it does next year!

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
     
    5.0

    Great shrub!

    By 

    from Fredericksburg, VA

    About Me Getting Started

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attractive
    • Does Well In Extreme Heat
    • Hardy
    • Healthy

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Garden
      • Lawn
      • Outdoors
      • Patio

      Comments about American Meadows Wild Elderberry:

      I am very pleased with this plant. It is located against my fence and I purchased it because it is beneficial to wildlife. I will buy more. It looks beautiful even on 95 degree days.

      • Primary use:
      • Personal

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Nice size plant

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      from Santa Fe, NM

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      Pros

      • Healthy On Arrival

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about American Meadows Wild Elderberry:

          The plants arrived in great condition and were of good size. They survived the NM summer but have not yet produced flowers or fruit; probably by next year.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent addition to my garden

          By 

          from North Canton, Ohio

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          Pros

          • Attractive
          • Excellent
          • Very healthy

          Cons

          • Nothing comes to mind

          Best Uses

          • As A Border Plant

          Comments about American Meadows Wild Elderberry:

          I received my wild elderberry plant back in early April in excellent condition for planting as a border plant. In this first season of growth it has grown to over four feet with a strong and very healthy appearance. I'm most satisfied with its progress.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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