Sambucus canadensis

Sambucus canadensis

Fast growing shrub that can thrive in sun or shade. Large umbrella shaped clusters (umbrels) of white flowers can be harvested with pollen to make tea, add herbal flavor notes to food and beverages, or used in making botanical skin care products. Flowers yield large clusters of small blue to black fruits excellent for making pies, jam and elderberry wine. Hardy native plant. Use in background and wildlife plantings.

Plant Height at Maturity

10 feet

Plant Width at Maturity

8 feet

Growth Rate


Growth Habit

Upright | Spreading

Landscape Uses

Hedge | Ornamental Specimen

Environmental Features

Native Species | Pollinator Friendly | Bird Habitat | Wildlife Forage Source

Tough Sites

Urban Conditions

Seasonal Interest

Summer Flowering

Flower Color