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

Features

Bloom colour: White
Blooms:
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:

Planting

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.

Care

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

Pruning

Spread: Need for naturalized areas as suckers spread.

Considerations

Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Shrub borders, roadside plantings, native plants

Other

History

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