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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
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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.


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