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
Native to Ontario and other parts of North America.
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils
Landscape usesWoodland/woods edge