This is a named variety of our native shrub bred to produce broader, more dense clusters of noticeably larger edible fruits that are great for pies and wine-making. Vigorous plants grow to 10 feet tall, however they are not self-pollinating. It is recommended to have 1 Wild Elderberry for up to 12 Johns Elderberries for best pollination.
The 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. This Elderberry is an edible variety that boasts stunning, pure-white blooms followed by large berries. The Berries produced by this plant are a great source of vitamins and antioxidants for humans and are also very nutritious for animals. Plant this Elderberry for gorgeous blooms and plenty of berries to make your own jam!
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Sambucus canadensis Johns
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Up to 10" flowers
96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
96-120" wide (8-10 feet)
Mid to late summer
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Large shrub habitat with green leaves.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Edible, Good For Erosion Control, Good For Hedge / Screen
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|