Sambucus canadensis - American elder
A tall suckering deciduous landscape shrub good for borders, screens, backgrounds, hedges, stream/pond peripheries or low spots.
Sambucus canadensis is a deciduous suckering shrub that grows 5-12’ tall. It has tiny lemon-scented attractive white flowers that give way to clusters of interesting black elderberry fruits in late summer. Effectively used in a group or mass where its suckering habit may be helpful.
"Fruits of species plants are sometimes used to make jams, jellies, pie fillings and elderberry wine". - Missouri Botanical Garden
Height: 5 - 12 ft
Sun: Sun to partial shade
Bloom color: White
Bloom time: June, July