Wild Elderberry

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SKU
AM014644
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 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Native
Fragrant Flower / Foliage
Edible
Good For Erosion Control
Good For Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size96-120" tall (8-10 feet) , 96-120" wide (8-10 feet)
Bloom TimeCreamy white flowers in mid-summer followed by loose clusters of black fruits varying from 3-6" in diameter.
SizePlant - 3.5" Pot
SKUAM014644

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
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.)

More Information
SKUAM014644
Item Package Size
Plant - 3.5" Pot
Common Name
Wild Elderberry
Botanical Name
Sambucus canadensis
Zones
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
White
Flower Size
Up to 10" flowers
Mature Height
96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread
96-120" wide (8-10 feet)
Growth Rate
Fast
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.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Advantages
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Edible, Good For Erosion Control, Good For Hedge / Screen
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Neonicotinoid Free
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
No
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