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Johns Elderberry

SKU: AM014605
per Plant - 3.5" Pot
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This Elderberry not only delights with beautiful blooms and delicious berries, but provides multi-seasonal interest with foliage that changes to red-orange in the fall months. Attract wildlife and gain the nutrients of Elderberries with this stunning shrub! This Elderberry is not self-pollinating, so we recommend planting with the Wild Elderberry for best pollination. (Sambucus canadensis)
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Botanical Name
Sambucus canadensis Johns
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Birds, Rabbit Resistant, Cut Flowers, Fragrant, Privacy, Erosion Control
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
Bloom Time
Mid to late summer


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!