American Elderberry

American Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis


Blooms large fragrant white flowers followed by clusters of edible purple-red berries. Green foliage turns yellow in Autumn.

Bloom Period: Summer

Growth Habit: Upright and rounded

Mature Height: 8' to 10' (240 cm to 300 cm)

Mature Spread: 7' to 8' (210 cm to 240 cm)

Growth Rate: Fast

More Details

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Cold Hardiness Zone: 3

Deer and rabbit resistant

Attracts birds and butterflies

Warning: Berries must be cooked before edible, raw berries can induce illness 

Tolerate wet soils

Native to Ontario