American Elderberry

American Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

The American Elderberry is a large, spreading shrub that flowers in clumps of white early in the season.  Producing larges clumps of small dark edible berries in the fall, Elderberry has been a homestead staple for pies, jams and wine.  Elderberry will do well in wetter areas and can be used for erosion control and wildlife habitat.

Zones 3 to 9
Soil Type Clay, Loamy & Sandy soils
Mature Height & Width 10-15′ Height and 10-15′ Spread
Growth Rate Fast – 24″+ per year
Site Selection Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Average soils to wet but well drained soils