Sambucus canadensis

Elderberry Common Flowers

3' to 15' tall
Sun to light shade
Moist to average, well-drained soils
Heavy-scented white flowers bloom in July
Insect nectar source
Clusters of purple-black fruit ripen August - September
Can be used to make fritters, jelly, cold drinks, wine
Unripe berries, bark, root and leaves toxic
Many medicinal uses by Natives
Fruit eaten by over 50 bird species, chipmunks and red squirrels
deer, moose, rabbits browse leaves

Elderberry Common Flower

Elderberry Common Shrub