Elderberry, American


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Full sun, Part shade, zone 3b

Sambucus canadensis americana

Pot Size: #2

Often grown as an ornamental shrub because of its beautiful white blossoms and appealing foliage, American Elderberries also produce attractive purple-black fruit, which can be eaten when cooked. Please note: raw elderberries are toxic to humans, cats, and dogs.

Ready in late August or early September, the berries can be used to make jams, pies, and wines. They can also be used in tinctures to for home flu remedies.

Requires a second Elderberry for cross-pollination. American or Adams recommended.

Mature size: 5-12′ tall by 3-6′ wide

Plant in a sheltered location with ample snowfall. Adding 1-3′ of mulch around base is recommended in the fall to help overwinter.