American Elder
  At least 50 species of songbirds, upland game birds, and small mammals relish the fruit of American elder during summer and early fall. American Elder is fast-growing shrub is known for its large clusters of yellowish-white, star-shaped flowers. Grown as a border, it provides an incredible summer floral display.  The dark purple elderberries are...
Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis
Nom Français: Sureau blanc


Bloom colour: White
Pollinators: Birds
Sun or Shade: Full Sun | Partial Sun
Plant Type: Shrub | Tree
Height: Up to 35 feet (4 to 10 meters)
It grows well in hardiness zones:


Low ground, thickets, edges of woods, roadsides, fence rows, rich moist lowlands.
Water requirement: Need for lots of water.
Does best in moist, humous soils, but will tolerate dry soils and is pH adaptable.


Transplants easily. Clusters of white flowers in July. Edible purple-black berries.
Small tree or large multi-stemmed shrub with broad and rounded crown.


Spread: Need for naturalized areas as suckers spread.


Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Shrub borders, roadside plantings, native plants


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