Sambucus caerulea

Blue Elder, Blue Elderberry

Popular in southern United States temperate and subtropical regions, vigorous growing Elders also thrive in rich moist soil in the North. They are prized for their flat clusters of small white flowers and masses of tiny colorful fruits -- black, yellow, blue or red -- which attract birds. Some of their fruit is poisonous. Their coarse leaves have serrated edges. Use in larger plantings and for naturalizing in wild gardens. Tolerate most soils, including clay. Cut back in March close to last year's growth to encourage larger flowers. Fast re-growth.
Sambucus caerulea, Blue Elder, Blue Elderberry
This northeastern United States native has edible fruit with powder-blue coating. Popular on the Pacific Coast, but rare in nurseries. May grow 3 to 12 feet in 1 year.

Attributes - Sambucus caerulea

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer

Flower Color: White, Yellow

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 18 ft. to 24 ft.

Width: 24 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Showy Flowers.

Related Plants

Sambucus callicarpa, Sambucus canadensis
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