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Sambucus canadensis



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Inventory changes throughout the day, so this does not guarantee immediate availability. We may be able to source or transfer items not currently in our inventory. Due to CDFA regulations, material in Carmel Valley, Orange, Redondo Beach, San Juan Capistrano, and Vista cannot be transferred to Northern CA.

About This Product

Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis, S. nigra canadensis

Common Name: Golden American Elderberry

A deciduous shrub with a suckering, multi-branching growth habit. Green compound leaves are divided into oval-elliptic leaflets. In summer, lacy white umbrella-shaped flower clusters bloom, followed by heavy clusters of small edible fruits that turn blackish purple when ripe. The nutrient-dense fruit is popularly eaten dried, in herbal medicines, syrup, wine, pie, and jam. Eat raw berries only when they're fully ripe. Flowers are also edible. Attracts birds, wildlife, and pollinators. Native to North America.

USDA Zone: Zones 3 - 9

Sunset Zone: Zones A1 - A3; 1 - 7, 14 - 17

Mature Height: 5 - 12 feet

Mature Width: 5 - 12 feet

Light Needs: Full Sun, Filtered Sun, Partial Sun, Partial Shade, Shade

Water Needs: Regular

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