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.
1-2 ft, 2-3 ft, 4'+