Sambucus canadensis, Elderberry
- A shrub that produces fragrant white flowers.
- This shrub can bloom from May to July, and produces berries anywhere from August to September.
- Elderberry can grow to a height of 12 foot.
- Usually the Elderberry is seen along stream banks or areas that are well drained but moister.
- When planting this shrub a spacing of 6 to 8 foot should be used.
- This plant has many uses to both humans and wildlife.
- The berries are used for jellies and jams as well as wines.
- The berries can be dried and stored for future use.
- The flowers can be fried and eaten.
- The flowers can be used to make teas.
- There are medicinal uses for this plant as well.
- Many song birds use this shrubs berries as a food source.
- Bees are a pollinator that frequently use the elderberry.
- Indians used this plant for many things including arrow shafts.
- Commercial uses for growing berries are becoming increasingly available. Learn More.
- Find out more about this shrub from the USDA plant data base.
- Offered in gallons.