Common Elderberry

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Common Elderberry

Sambucus nigra canadensis
Elderberry, Cundumbo, Cundumba
5

12 feet
5

10 feet
North America and Europe
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Shade
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Medium
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Birds

About This Plant

Partial shade or sun / woodland or shrub edges. Deciduous and herbaceous, with many arching woody stems arising from the base. White flower clusters appear in early summer and periodically throughout the year. Common in riparian areas, elderberry can also perform well in blackland-type soils with sufficient soil depth. The wood was long used for making flutes, as the pith is easily removed. Elderberry fruits are used to treat colds and flus, and the berries yield a medicinal wine.

Maintenance

Prune as needed: elderberry can be allowed to form a sprawling, vaselike shrub, or cut back in very early spring to restart.

Features

Plant Type:
Large Shrub
Size:
5-12' H, 5-10' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Shade, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy
Wildlife:
Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Cream
Bloom Time:
April, May, June
Freeze Hardy:
Yes
Invasive:
No
Caution:
None
Coupon Eligible:
No

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