Sambucus canadensis / Elderberry


A multi-stemmed shrub topped with large white flower clusters that mature into small purple fruits. Flowers are made into tea used by herbalists to reduce fever, fruits are used for syrups and jams and are widely recognized for supporting immunity and improving recovery from colds and flu.

Fruits are also relished by frugivorous birds. Grows quickly in moist soils of all types.


Height: 5′ – 8′        Blooms: June Fruit: July – August

Habitat: Moist to wet, sun to shade

Provenance: NJ


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