Sambucus canadensis 'Adams'
Full sun, Partial sun
Water regularly-weekly, or more often in extreme heat.
We no longer grow this plant
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|Botanical Pronunciation||sam-BYOO-kus kan-a-DEN-sis|
|Lore||An American native, elderberry is used for its fruit and flowers. Best when cooked or dried (raw elderberries can make some people nauseated), the fruit makes delicious pies and jams and the classic elderberry wine; the flowers can be mixed into batter and fried to make elderberry fritters.|
|Average Size at Maturity||5 to 10 ft. wide by 5 to 10 ft. tall.|
|Flower Attribute||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|Landscape Use||Border, Hedge, Woodland Garden, Wildlife Garden|
|Light Needs||Full sun, Partial sun|
|Special Feature||Attracts Butterflies, Easy Care, Edible, Extreme Cold Hardiness, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Ornamental Berries, Showy Fruit, Sustainable, Fast Growing, Bird Friendly|
|Watering Needs||Water regularly-weekly, or more often in extreme heat.|
Easily grown in average to enriched, moist but well-drained soil. Apply a slow release fertilizer in early spring as needed. Prune out dead or weakened stems and oldest wood in early spring. Can be cut to the ground to rejuvinate. Self-fruitful, but best fruit set when planted with a different variety of elderberry.
This Plant's Growing Zones: 3 - 9