Common Elderberry
Sambucus canadensis
A hardy native shrub that grows 6 to 12 feet high and can spread to 10 feet. Green foliage. Numerous large clusters of white flowers (up to 8 inches across) bloom in summer followed by purplish-black fruits in early fall. Do well in full and partial sun. Useful for accent plants, shrub borders, clump plantings and riparian buffers. An important food source for birds; fruits are eaten by at least 120 species.

One-year-old seedlings, 10 to 20