Wild Elderberry is a native shrub that grows to be about 8-10 feet and boasts creamy-white flowers in mid-summer, giving way to loose clusters of delicious black fruits that are high in nutrients and antioxidants. The foliage then turns a deep burgundy in Autumn, completing the wonderfully-changing cycle of this beautiful shrub.
In General Elderberries, Sambucus spp., have always been giant, white-flowering natives with blooms much like Queen Anne's Lace. There is one main species in North America, and another in Europe, both very tall plants. As often happens, the Europeans have made something very special from something very common, with incredible new hybrids of their species named Black Lace Elderberry, Sambucus nigra.These are spectacular tall plants with dark foliage. You might confuse them with a very finely-cut Japanese maple. But then, once you see the stunning pink flowers, you'd know this is something else again! This new plant will create a big exotic show in your yard! They love moisture, but will adapt to drier areas. Be the first in the neighborhood to have one. (By the way, the birds love the berries that follow the bloom.)
|Item Package Size|
Plant - 3.5" Pot
3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Up to 10" flowers
96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
|Estimated Mature Spread|
96-120" wide (8-10 feet)
Creamy white flowers in mid-summer followed by loose clusters of black fruits varying from 3-6" in diameter.
Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Green foliage all summer turning to deep burgundy in autumn.
Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Average, Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Native, Fragrant Flower / Foliage, Good For Cut Flowers, Edible, Good For Erosion Control, Good For Hedge / Screen
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Spring / Summer
|Poisonous or Toxic to Animals|
Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
|Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada|