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.
Zone: 3a Height: 3 m (10 ft) Spread: 2.4 m (8 ft) Moisture: normal, wet Light: any Berries: black Flowers: fragrant, white and showy Bark: gray brownish with rigid bumps Growth rate: medium Life span: short Maintenance: low Suckering: medium Pollution tolerance: high
Toxicity: leaves, stems, and uncooked berries are poisonous to humans
Other names: american black elderberry, american elderberry, canada elderberry, common elderberry
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