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Sambucus nigra 'Linearis'

More About Sambucus nigra 'Linearis'

  • Fragrant white flowers in a flat-topped cluster
  • Purple-black berries in clusters, July to August, will attract birds
  • Medium green compound pinnate grass-like green leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • Mostly vertical with weak, hollow stems
  • Bloom Time: June

Zone:

4

Height:

125-150 cm

Spread:

125-150 cm

Colour:

White

Linearis Elderberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

This cultivar of sambucus colonizes less vigorously than others and is easily mistaken for a cutleaf Japanese maple. Though it thrives in a moist soil, it will tolerate many soils and conditions and will become more drought tolerant with age. Its fruit is edible if cooked. Uncooked berries may induce illness.

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Sambucus nigra 'Linearis' Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Drought Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Berries
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Upright
Clumping
Multi-stem/Clump form
Mounding

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Foundation planting
Specimen