About the Elderberry -
The American Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, is
a deciduous, upright shrub. It produces black or
purple berries that are great for wildlife and jams
and jellies. It has light gray or brown bark and is
arching in form. Produces attractive flowers and
berries all season long. Flattened panicles of small
white flowers are produced in midsummer.
This plant is a showy ornamental ideal for the
garden. The American Elderberry has a fast growth
rate. It grows up to 12 feet in height and 10 feet
in spread. Prefers moist soil and full sun. Native
to North America.