• Sambucus canadensis


    3 years old, 15-18 inches in height.

    10-15 feet tall at maturity with dark green leaves.  It produces white blossoms and a purplish-black fruit.  It blooms later in the season, sustaining pollinators longer. The fruit can be used in many applications such as jams, jellies, and wines.  Important to note though, if the fruit is not prepared correctly it can be poisonous.

    The Elderberry plant needs full sun to partial shade as well as moist, well-drained soils.  Once established it can be tolerant to short drought periods.  It can also handle acidic and alkaline soils.