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Plant Details

Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry

Scientific Name:

Sambucus canadensis

Common Name:

Elderberry

Plant Family

Caprifoliaceae (Honeysuckle Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Deciduous Shrub

Bloom Color(s):

White

Size in Feet:

4 - 10

Light:

Full-sun, Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

April, May, June, July

Bloom Area:

State-wide

Habitat Description:

Streambanks, thickets, marshes, moist forests, disturbed areas

Notes:

Plants can be vigorous growers and may need more management to control.

Blooming Plants

They are very attractive shrubs.

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along the highway and railroad right-of-way, Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Bud

That's Clematis virginiana winding through.

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along the highway and railroad right-of-way, Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Almost Ready!

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along the highway and railroad right-of-way, Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Bloom

This is one good looking plant!

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along the highway and railroad right-of-way, Black Mountain
© MB Baumeister

Fruit

The fruit was traditionally used to make jelly, pies and wine. It is attractive to birds and mammals.

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


Bird-Friendly Native Plants



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