Red Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa)

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Flower is showy and fragrant and fruit is attractive to wildlife.

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Red Elderberry Sambucus racemosa

Light: Full Sun/Part Shade

Moisture: Medium – Wet

Soil: Wide range of soils—prefers moist, humusy, nutrient-rich, neutral to slightly acidic loams

Height: 8–12 ft

Bloom Season:  April, May

Bloom Color: Cream

Notes: Attracts birds and utterflies. Spreads by root suckers to form colonies. Flower is showy and fragrant and fruits are attractive to wildlife.

Alert – the red berries of this Sambucus are mildly poisonous to humans!

Photo: Rob Routledge, Sault College,

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