Canada Elderberry


Common Name: Canada Elderberry

Latin Name: Sambucus canadensis

Type: Medium Shrub

Exposure: Full Sun to Part Shade

Soil: Sand-Loam-Clay

Moisture: Dry-Slightly Moist

Tolerances: Drought, Compaction, Juglones

Description: Large fragrant bunches of flowers develop into purple-black berries eaten by a variety of birds during fall migration like Northern Mockingbirds, Rose-breasted Grosbeaks and Eastern Kingbirds.

Planting Notes: Sends out suckers; clip back or allow to spread to create a hedge.