Sambucus spp. (AMERICAN ELDER; ELDERBERRY)

elderberryMar2014Bright creamy flowers give way to small juicy fruits atop Elderberry shrubs which can be used as a specimen with a height of 10-15ft or trimmed as  shrub or to thicken as a screen.  Moist location.

Shown is Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis

Wildlife interaction: fruits feed more than 50 species of birds including robin, mockingbird, catbird, bobwhite, doves and wild turkey.

Flowers attract bees and other pollinators.

Learn more:  http://www.fnps.org/plants/plant/sambucus-nigra-subsp-canadensis

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