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
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
Moist to Average
Moist to Wet Soils
Average to Dry Soils
Flowering TimeLt. Spr-Sum
Landscape usesFoundation planting