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Out of Season American Elderberry

American Elderberry

Attracts Birds and Butterflies

Easy-to-grow native attracts birds, butterflies and wildlife. Attractive shrub grows 10- to 15-ft. tall with a similar spread. In early summer, small white flowers bloom in large, flattened clusters, Produces clusters of small, purple-black round berries in late summer and fall. Berries are high in antioxidants and are used in baking, preserves and wine. Plant in full sun to partial shade in beds and borders or create privacy screen. Zones 4-9.
  • Zone 4-9
  • Height 10 - 15 ft
  • Shade Required Full sun to part shade

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  • Botanical Name: Sambucus Canadensis
  • Height: 10 - 15 ft
  • Depth: Plant in the spring. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water plant thoroughly.
  • Spread: 10 - 15 ft
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to part shade
  • Pollinator: Elderberries fruit best with at least 2 different varieties planted within 60 ft. of each other.
  • Foliage: Pinnate leaves with toothed leaflets.
  • Blooms: Early Summer
  • Fruit: Purple-black round fruit appear in late summer and fall. Individual berries are less than 1/4" across grouped in large clusters.
  • Form: Deciduous Shrub
  • Flower Form: Small white flowers borne in large flattened clusters.
  • Soil Requirements: Average, medium to wet, rich soil
  • Pruning: Prune out dead or weakened stems in early spring. Can be hard pruned if needed to restrict size.
  • Size: 18-24 in
  • Comments: Attractive native shrub. Fruit is high in antioxidants. Attracts butterflies, song birds, wildlife. Attractive large bloom clusters.

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