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Red Elderberry vs Meadowsweet

Sambucus racemosa

Filipendula ulmaria

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ONLY AVAILABLE BY CONTRACT GROW

Red Elderberry
Meadowsweet

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.

Meadowsweet gets its name from its sweet fragrance from the creamy white flowers. It is a large upright herbaceous perennial shrub. They bloom in early summer, and with the right conditions may remain throughout the season.

Take care of where you’re planting Meadowsweet as it is known to spread.

RED ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

MEADOWSWEET QUICK FACTS

Zone: 2a
Zone: 3a
Height: 4 m (13 ft)
Height: 1.2 m (4 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.3 m (1.0 ft)
Moisture: normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: partial shade, full sun
Berries: bright red berries
Flowers: white
Flowers: white
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: fast
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: low



Toxicity: toxic to humans


Other Names: red elder
Other Names: bride wort, mead wort