Description for Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus canadensis, commonly called American elder, is native to eastern North America. It is a deciduous, somewhat sprawling, suckering shrub that typically grows to 5-12 inch tall.
|Common name||Flower colours||Bloom time||Height||Difficulty|
|American black elderberry||Green||June to July||5.00 to 12.00 feet||easy to grow|
Planting and care
Growing elderberries is not all that difficult. They can tolerate different conditions like soil that is in poor condition or soil that is too wet. One thing growing elderberries cannot tolerate, however, is drought.When planting elderberry bushes, you should note that the berries will grow on the bushes the first year you plant them.Just remember that the berries will do better the second year.
|Full sun to part shade||well-drained soil||Medium to wet||68 degrees||Apply any organic fertilizer|
Caring for Sambucus canadensis
- A large number of late winter pruning options include (a) pruning out dead or weakened stems, (b) shortening one year stems or (c) cutting back to the ground to rejuvenate. Some horticulturists recommend a hard spring pruning for maintaining best foliage and habit.
Typical uses of Sambucus canadensis
Special features: Group or mass in naturalized areas where suckering spread may be appreciated. Attractive flowers and interesting fruits.
Ornamental use: The plant is used for ornamental purpose.