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Elderberry

Sambucus canadensis

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Description:

Woody shrub that can grow 10 to 15 feet in height and width. Produces white flowers with dark berries that are edible if cooked. The plant blooms in the summer and does best in moist soil with full sun to partial shade.

Plant Overview:

Other Common Names:American Black Elderberry
Plant Family:Adoxaceae
Plant Duration:Perennial
Plant Type:Shrubs/Subshrub
South Jersey Native Range:South Jersey
Attracts Pollinators and Wildlife:Birds, Butterflies
Bloom Time:June to July
Fruit Timing:Summer
Commercially available landscape plant?Yes
Soil Characteristics:
Soil Type:Clay
Soil Moisture:Moist
Soil pH:Acidic, Slightly Acidic
Soil pH:5.5 to 6.5
Light Needs:
Opitmal Light:Sun to partial shade
Light Range:Partial Shade, Sun
Water Needs of Plant:
Soil Moisture:Moist

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