Sambucus canadensis (Elderberry)
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Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry

Attractive shrub; valuable to wildlife, particularly songbirds. Tiny white florets are arranged in flat umbels, from which small purple drupes develop. Drupes are consumed by songbirds, squirrels and mice, assisting in the distribution of the shrub.

Height: 8-12 ft
Width: 6-8 ft
Soil Conditions: Moist
Flower Color: White
Bloom Time: June
Hardiness Zone: 4 TO 7
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Characteristics & Attributes for Sambucus canadensis

Attributes

Fall Color
Fragrant Flower
Ornamental Fruit
Rain Garden Shade
Rain Garden Sun

Attracts Wildlife

Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Pollinators
Attracts Wildlife

Plant Habit

Vase Shaped

Light Conditions

Sun to Part Shade

Native Plant Community

Mesic Prairie
Wet Prairie

Bloom Time

June

Flower Color

White

Flower Hue

Medium

Flower Height

8' to 12'

Flower Type

Umbel

Foliage Color

Green

Leaf Texture

Medium

Flower Form

Single

Growth Rate

Fast