Sambucus canadensis


Common Name: common elderberry
Plant Type:Shrubs
Light (original): sun to light shade
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Sun
Height:5 to 10 feet
Width:3 to 8 feet
Duration:Perennial
Habitat:N/A
Soil Type:moist to wet
Soil Moisture:Mesic, Wet
Seed Ripens:mid to late summer
USDA Zones:4 to 9
Flower Colour:creamy white
Bloom Time:early summer
Comments:Edible berries.
Germination:Seed will germinate upon being shifted to 70°F after 90-140 days of moist, cold stratification at 40°F.
Seed will not germinate in presence of chemical inhibitors.
Germination Notes:
Grow Notes:New name: Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis
Picture Copyright: John Oyston