American Elderberry
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American Elderberry
American Elderberry
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American Elderberry
American Elderberry
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American Elderberry

American Elderberry

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Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis (a.k.a. Sambucus canadensis)

Also known as black elderberry, it is a loose, graceful, deciduous shrub. Often part of complex riparian vegetation communities that support a diverse array of animal species.  Ripe fruits support many animals and may be used in jellies, wines, and pies.

Current Sale Size: 1 year old bare-root seedlings, 18-24"

* Qualifies for Mix & Match Discount with other Shrubs, see Coupons on Shrub collection.

Growth Rate: Moderate

Soils: Tolerates a wide variety of wet to dry soils but prefers rich, moist, slightly acid soil.

Moisture: Wet

Shade Tolerance: Part Shade

Mature Height: Up to 12 ft.

Origin: Native

Uses: birds, wildlife, butterflies, edible / medicinal, erosion control

WARNING: POISONOUS PARTS: Leaves, twigs (stems), roots, unripe fruits.

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