Elderberry - Sambucus nigra var. canadensis

  • $ 2500

Features: This shrub’s flowers bloom in June, and its fragrant berries ripen in August and September. Bees and beetles are attracted to the flowers, while birds and squirrels consume the berries. The sweet/bitter berries, which are high in vitamin C, can be made into jam, jelly, pie or wine. May spread to form multi-stemmed colonies. 

Light: full to partial sun

Soil: medium to moist 

Height: 8 to 10 ft.

Width: 6 to 8 ft.

Blooms: late spring

Flower color: white

Fall color: yellow

Special note: pollinator hot spot, edible fruit, loved by birds

See more information and photos at: Illinois Wildflowers and USDA Plants Database