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Washington Hawthorn vs Black Elderberry

Crataegus phaenopyrum

Sambucus canadensis

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Washington Hawthorn
Black Elderberry

Washington Hawthorn is an attractive ornamental shrub that is dense enough to plant as a privacy screen. It produces clusters of white blooms in late spring to early summer.

Washington Hawthorn's red berries last throughout winter, bringing squirrels and birds to your property. In the fall, its foliage turns beautiful orange, scarlet, or purple.

One of the most overlooked trees on the prairies. This tree is often used as rootstock, a wildlife attractor, or a boulevard hedge. Give this one a second look.

This species is also known as one of the more salt-tolerant species for those with saline soils.

Please note: this plant is poisonous to dogs.

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.

WASHINGTON HAWTHORN QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Lowest Price: $16.99
Zone: 3a
Zone: 3a
Height: 6 m (20 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 4 m (12 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: any
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: orange, scarlet or purple
Berries: small, red
Berries: black
Flowers: white flowers in spring
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: medium
Life span: short
Suckering: none
Suckering: medium

In row spacing: 0.9 m (3 ft)

Between row spacing: 5 m (16 ft)


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

Other Names: washington thorn
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry