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Staghorn Sumac vs Black Elderberry

Rhus typhina

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

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Staghorn Sumac
Black Elderberry

Staghorn Sumac is a popular ornamental shrub with red velvet like antlers that produce seeds that provide nice winter interest for landscapers and gardeners.

This low-maintenance plant is a great addition to any garden it is also used in shelterbelts.

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.

STAGHORN SUMAC QUICK FACTS

BLACK ELDERBERRY QUICK FACTS

Zone: 4a
Zone: 3a
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Height: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft)
Moisture: dry, normal
Moisture: normal, wet
Light: partial shade, full sun
Light: any
Fall colour: red
Berries: black
Flowers: small, green-yellow flowers
Flowers: fragrant, white and showy
Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps
Growth rate: medium
Growth rate: medium
Life span: 30 years +
Life span: short
Maintenance: low
Maintenance: low
Suckering: low
Suckering: medium
Pollution tolerance: medium
Pollution tolerance: high




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

Other Names: stags horn sumach, velvet sumac
Other Names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry


Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes
Ships To Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes