American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)


American Elderberries form thick shrubs that tolerate various soil types and grow quite tall. The small white flowers that grow in thick clusters and followed by edible berries that some prize for their medicinal properties. The berries must be cooked before consumption but are easy to make into a syrup that often relied on for reported immune boosting properties. Elderberries are also a favorite among wild birds. Over 40 different bird species are reported to enjoy the fruit.

Plants are currently being sold in gallon-sized recycled plastic pots that were donated to our nursery by community members.

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Special Features

Edible, Good for Wild Birds, Medicinal


Full, Partial


Average, Wet



Bloom Color


Bloom Time

July, June

Native Plant Category

Trees, Shrubs, and Vines