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Red Elderberry vs Labrador Tea

Sambucus racemosa

Rhododendron groenlandicum (Ledum groenlandicum)

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

Red Elderberry
Labrador Tea

Red Elderberry is an attractive, medium-sized deciduous shrub.

It produces clusters of white flowers in the spring and bright red berry-like drupes, which provide beautiful contrast against its coarse, textured green foliage.

Red Elder can be pruned as a small single or multi-stemmed tree.

Note: Unfortunately this difficult to grow species is not currently scheduled to grow at TreeTime.ca. Perhaps try purchasing seed from SeedTime.ca and growing your own? Or sign up for a restock notification above.

Labrador Tea is slow-growing evergreen shrub native to the boreal forests of Canada.

It thrives in wet, swampy conditions.

Labrador Tea has narrow, leathery, dark green leaves, topped by a cluster of white flowers in the spring. It is a perfect ornamental shrub for boggy, wet areas of your property.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

LABRADOR TEA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 1a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.5 m (1.5 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: any
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: rust orange
Berries: bright red berries
Flowers: white
Flowers: white, fragrant
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: slow
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: none



Toxicity: toxic to humans

Toxicity: slightly toxic if ingested

Other Names: red elder