Wyldewood Elderberry

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‘Wyldewood’ Elderberry is an outstanding native shrub that creates wildlife habitat and year-round beauty, with the added benefit of a bountiful crop of edible berries. Green lance-shaped foliage surrounds huge 12” white-petaled flower heads that bloom with a lemony scent in midsummer, followed by rich purple berries. Fast-growing, it’s a fantastic choice for growing along a fence, as a garden backdrop, or as a hedgerow to create privacy. (Sambucus canadensis)
Zones 3 - 9
Bee Friendly
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Good For Hedge / Screen
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Rabbit Resistant
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 60-96" tall (5-8 feet) , 60-96" wide (5-8 feet)
Bloom TimeMid summer

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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Plant Information
‘Wyldewood’ Elderberry is an excellent choice for a yard, border, or garden. ‘Wyldewood’ grows quickly and will create essential wildlife habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies that are attracted to the flowers and berries. Green lance-shaped foliage surrounds the huge 12-inch white petaled flower heads that bloom with a lemony scent from June to July. By August clusters of purple-black fruits appear. High in vitamin C, they can be used to make jams, jellies, and wine. Or leave on the plant and watch the birds enjoy them. For best fruiting, it is recommended to plant another Elderberry cultivar nearby for pollination – a different cultivar will help with fruit production. Elderberries are resilient native plants, not fussy about soil type, and extremely cold hardy. Plant in a sunny or dappled shade location. It requires moderate water. Plants can be cut back to the ground in early spring to encourage more fruiting on the new growth. The leaves and stems are poisonous to dogs and cats.
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Associated SKUsAM019724
AM019667 (Plant - 3.5" Pot) - Out of stock.
AM019684 (Tray of 12) - Out of stock.
Common Name
Wyldewood Elderberry
Botanical Name
Sambucus canadensis x Wyldewood
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Mature Height
60-96" tall (5-8 feet)
Mature Spread
60-96" wide (5-8 feet)
Bloom Time
Mid summer
Ships As
Potted Plant
Soil Type
Average Soil, Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet
Bee Friendly, Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Native, Good For Hedge / Screen, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Rabbit Resistant
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer, Fall
Neonicotinoid Free
Native To
North America
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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