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Zone: 3

Height:  1.5-3.6m [5-12ft]

Width:  Same 

Foliage:  Deciduous; mid green, 

Flower:  Early to mid-summer; white umbrels, pleasant fresh scented

Fruit:  Mid to late summer; blue-black berries, plentiful. Edible (cooked); used for jams, wine, etc.

Light:  Full sun to partial shade

Moisture:  Dry to wet [provided drainage is good]

Soil:  Any  

Garden location:  Vegetable or small fruit; back of ornamental borders.  Used for fruit; medicinal; ornamental.  Suckers to form a colony or hedge.  Prune hard in spring for more compact shape.

ELDERBERRY (Sambucus canadensis)