Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Elderberry forms large (to 10') bushes on mostly sunny sites with medium-dry to medium-wet soils. Large clusters of fragrant white flowers attract pollinators June-July. Edible berries ripen to a deep red-purple. Birds and mammals relish the fruit. Stems can die back but new shoots emerge from the root mass.
Sun Exposure - Full, Partial
Soil Moisture - Medium-Wet, Medium, Medium-Dry
Height - up to 10 feet
Bloom Time - June, July, August
Bloom Color - White
Photo courtesy of Prairie Moon.