Free Shipping   |   Choose your own Shipping Date   |   Our Guarantee   |   Volume Discounts   |   How to Order

 
 
 

Bearberry vs Black Elderberry

Arctostaphylos uva-ursi

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

SOLD OUT

SOLD OUT

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

Bearberry
Black Elderberry

Bearberry is a dwarf shrub known for its creamy pink flowers and red edible fruits.

It is great as a filler in gardens and flowerbeds in place of invasive ground cover plants, like English Ivy.

Bearberry will attract hummingbirds, butterflies and bees to your property.

Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub native to eastern North America. You can plant this shrub in moist areas and it will help stabilize your soil. You can also use it on rural properties anywhere you'd use a lilac.

Warning: the seeds, stems, leaves, roots, and uncooked berries of the Black Elderberry are poisonous to humans when eaten in quantity. You should cook the berries to make them safe for human consumption.

BEARBERRY QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 1b
Zone: 3a
Height: 0.1 m (0.3 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 0.9 m (3 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Berries: many small red berry-like drupes
Berries: black
Flowers: small, purple-white
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
Growth rate: slow
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: medium
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




Toxicity: leaves, stems, and uncooked berries are poisonous to humans

Other Names: kinnikinnick, mealberry, sandberry
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry


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