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Common Elderberry

Zones 3-9


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The Common Elderberry (Sambucus Canadensis), also called American Elderberry, is a deciduous shrub that grows to heights of 5-12 feet with equal spreads of 5-12 feet wide. Showy white flowers begin blooming June to July. Grow in medium to wet, well-drained soils in. Tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers moist, humusy ones. Spreads by root suckers to form colonies. Prune suckers as they appear unless naturalizing. A large number of late winter pruning options include pruning out dead or weakened stems, shortening one year stems or cutting back to the ground to rejuvenate. Some horticulturists recommend a hard spring pruning for maintaining best foliage and habit.

Prefers full sun to partial shade.

Zones 3-9

Ships bare-root 

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