Northeast Pollinator Plants
Sambucus nigra [canadensis] (American Black Elderberry) Available starting July 1st.
We ship only to the New England and New York states. If you live near Fairfax, VT, consider buying at our farm, River Berry Farm.
Shipping will be in the order received. Please check the Home Page for updated expected ship date. Free shipping for 15 or more plants.
Plants are delivered in a biodegradable wood fiber pot, 2.75" diameter by 3.5" deep.
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Common Name: American Black Elderberry
Shrubs will be available to order by July 1st.
Attracts: Bees, Butterflies, Birds
Use: Shrub for Landscape, Garden , Rain Garden. (Our shrubs are sent as first year plants, so are quite small for shrubs but should grow just fine to their mature height.)
Light: Full Sun to Part Shade
Hardiness Zone: 3 - 9 USDA Zone Map
Soils: Medium to Wet
Flower Time: June to July
Flower Color: White
Height: 5' - 12'
Notes: Sambucus nigra [canadensis] (American Black Elderberry) enjoys room to spread, suckering from the roots, though you can maintain it as a single large shrub. The pollinators and birds will be all over it and so should you, to collect your share of berries to make Elderberry Syrup, but be sure to just use the berries, cook it and strain out the seeds, as much of the plants is toxic to humans, including the seeds.
Native to all of the United States. Biota of North American (BONAP) - North America Plant Atlas (NAPA).