Sambucus canadensis | American Elder

American Elder is a spreading shrub that works well as a screen or windbreak. Flowers bloom in large clusters. The dark, purple to black berries follow in late summer; they are used to make wine, preserves and pies. Look for 'Aurea' for its golden green foliage, and 'Adams' for its fruit. Canopy coverage: 113 square feet.

Water Requirement: moderate

Sun Exposure: full sun

Cold Hardiness: cold hardy to -20F

Growth Rate: fast

Height: 12 feet high

Width: 12 feet wide


Foliage Color: medium green

Flower Color: white, cream

Flower Season: summer

Wildlife: birds, hummingbirds