Sambucus racemosa

Shrub with white flowers and red berries. Berries are not edible.

elderberry bud

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

elderberry flower

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

red elderberry

Photo credit: Seven Oaks Native Nursery

  • elderberry bud
  • elderberry flower
  • red elderberry

Plant Details

Habitat:
Upland Prairie and Savanna
Riparian Forests
Bottomland Forests
Mixed Hardwood-Conifer Forest or Woodland
Forests and streambanks.
Mature Height:
20’
Shade Preference:
Full Sun, Partial Shade, Full Shade,
Soil Tolerance:
Moist soils
Special Uses:
Attracts insects, bees and butterflies; Attracts birds; Attracts hummingbirds; Ornamental; Deer resistant