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"
Growth Rate: Moderate
Soils: Tolerates a wide variety of wet to dry soils but prefers rich, moist, slightly acid soil.
Shade Tolerance: Part Shade
Mature Height: Up to 12 ft.
Uses: birds, wildlife, butterflies, edible / medicinal, erosion control
WARNING: POISONOUS PARTS: Leaves, twigs (stems), roots, unripe fruits.
USDA Plant Profile