Elderberry was chosen for spring interest because of the beautiful, bright, white flowers that are in bloom
Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Why didn't the elderberry shrub fit in?
- He was too old!
Did you know?
- The berries are edible and are commonly used to make pies, jellies, wine, and tea
- The wood was used to make combs, and toys
- Elderberries are used to help with the cold and flu
- The berries help boost the immune system
- The berries also help with sinus, back, legs, and nerve pain
- Common Elderberry
- American Elderberry
- American Black Elderberry
- Around 50 species of birds and mammals eat the berries
- White-tailed Deer feed on the leaves, twigs, and fruit
- The leaves and branches provide excellent nesting and shelter for small birds
- 4-12' tall, with a crown width of 10-15'
- Full sun
- Moist, well-drained soil
Select Identification Characteristics:
- Leaf Type: Pinnately Compound
- Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
- Bud Arrangement: Opposite
- Terminal Bud: Absent