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Black Elderberry

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Black Elderberry

Sambucus nigra ssp. canadensis

NOT AVAILABLE THIS SEASON

(new stock expected: fall of 2019)

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.


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BLACK ELDERBERRY
QUICK FACTS

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

Tags: All Items, Berries, Flowering, Hedges, Native Alberta Plants, Native North America Plants, NEW, Shelterbelts and Windbreaks, Shrubs, Urban Yards, Waterside and Riparian Zone Plants, Wildlife Attracting

Ships to Canada: yes
Ships to USA: yes

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