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Sambucus canadensis

More About Sambucus canadensis

  • Pleasantly fragrant white flowers in a flat-topped cluster
  • Purple-black berries in clusters, August to September, will attract birds
  • Compound pinnate, medium-green leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • Mostly vertical with weak stems; will colonize by way of root suckers
  • Bloom Time: July

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and other parts of North America.

Zone:

3

Height:

250-300 cm

Spread:

200-250 cm

Colour:

White,Yellow
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American Elderberry Growing and Maintenance Tips

A vigorous shrub that will tolerate many soil and light conditions. Suckering freely, it is excellent for re-naturalization. Leaves and fruit are edible, but must be cooked. Uncooked berries may cause illness.


Sambucus canadensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Birds
Attracts Birds
Fast
Fast
Edible
Edible
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario
Fragrant
Fragrant

Soil Moisture

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

Attributes

Fruit
Deciduous

Flowering Time

Summer

Habit

Rounded
Multi-stem/Clump form
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

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