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Red Elderberry vs Pygmy Caragana

Sambucus racemosa

Caragana pygmaea

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Red Elderberry
Pygmy Caragana

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.

Pygmy Caragana is a shrub that is related to Common Caragana and has a compact size that is suitable for yards with limited space. Its size is perfect for landscaping and decorative hedges, and requires little maintenance. This nitrogen fixer has fine-textured foliage and small yellow flowers. Much like Common Caragana, it is hardy and drought tolerant.

Popular as a low maintenance commercial landscaping shrub and for hedging. This species does have tiny spines that might poke you a bit. It has a nice appealing texture when mature.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

PYGMY CARAGANA QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 2b
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: dry, normal
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: full sun
Berries: bright red berry like drupes
Flowers: white panicle flowers
Flowers: prolific tiny yellow pea-like flowers
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: medium
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: none
Suckering: none
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: pygmy peashrub


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: no
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes