Name                              Common Elderberry

Scientific Name             Sambucus canadensis

Wildlife Value                   Good

Average height                9

Origin                              Native

Shade Tolerance             Moderate

Drought Tolerance           Fair

Growth Rate                    Rapid

Fruit                                 Only the purplish-black berries are edible

Special Characteristics    Berries high in vitamin C

Seedling Size                   12” to 18”

 

General Description:

Common elderberry is quite versatile used as dyes, tools and instruments. The edible berries can be used for wine, jellies, pies, candy and sauces. Elderberry produces a good seed crop nearly every year. It can reach full size in 3-4 years. It is considered to be short-lived.   

 

Pests:

Elder shoot borer, cecropia moth, certain species of aphids.

 

Uses:

It is useful ground cover for stabilizing streambanks and eroding sites. It provides food, cover, perching, and nesting for birds and other wildlife.

Elderberry (bundle of 25)

$33.00Price