Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis, Common Elderberry
Category: Native Herbaceous Shrub
Height: to 7' unless pruned
Light: Sun to Part Shade
Bloom: White broad, flat clusters followed by dark purple berries
Bloom Time: Spring through Summer
Growth Habit: Multiple woody and herbaceous stems. Fast grower. Manage spread by cutting to the ground late winter.
Comments: Flowers attractive to pollinators, berries loved by birds, Berries, fresh or dried, are used by many for culinary and medicinal purposes. Remove berry clusters to avoid spreading of seeds by feeding birds. May be grown in a large container to prevent aggressive spread.
James H. Miller & Ted Bodner, Southern Weed Science Society, Bugwood.org / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)
Franklin Bonner, USFS (ret.), Bugwood.org / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)