Sambucus canadensis

Minimum: 50+ seeds

Discover the beauty and bounty of American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis), a native shrub that combines ornamental appeal with incredible versatility in your garden. From its fragrant clusters of creamy blooms to the rich clusters of deep purple berries, this multi-purpose shrub adds a touch of elegance and a host of possibilities to your edible landscape. Elevate your garden with the charm and functionality of American Elderberry!

Key Features:

  1. Edible Delights: Enjoy a dual-purpose delight as American Elderberry graces your garden with both ornamental beauty and edible treasures. The clusters of deep purple berries are not only visually appealing but also perfect for culinary creations like jams, syrups, and pies.

  2. Fragrant Blooms: Welcome spring with the sweet fragrance of American Elderberry blooms. The large, creamy flower clusters attract pollinators, adding life and movement to your garden while heralding the arrival of warmer days.

  3. Wildlife Magnet: Invite nature into your garden! American Elderberry is a favorite among birds and butterflies, creating a lively and dynamic ecosystem. Watch as your garden becomes a haven for wildlife with this native shrub.

  4. Versatile Landscape Appeal: Whether used as a striking focal point, a hedgerow, or as part of a mixed border, American Elderberry adapts effortlessly to various landscape designs. Its deciduous foliage provides a refreshing green backdrop in summer, turning to golden hues in fall.

  5. Easy to Grow: Embrace low-maintenance gardening! American Elderberry is hardy, adaptable, and resistant to many pests and diseases. Once established, it thrives with minimal care, making it an excellent choice for both novice and seasoned gardeners.


  • Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis
  • Type: Deciduous Shrub
  • Height: 5-12 feet
  • Spread: 5-12 feet
  • Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Bloom Time: Late Spring to Early Summer
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9


  • Edible Harvest: Enjoy a bountiful harvest of nutritious and flavorful berries, perfect for making jams, syrups, wines, and various culinary delights.

  • Wildlife Friendly: Attract a variety of wildlife, including birds and butterflies, to your garden. American Elderberry contributes to a thriving ecosystem.

  • Ornamental Appeal: Enhance your landscape with the aesthetic charm of American Elderberry. From fragrant blooms to golden autumn foliage, it provides year-round visual interest.

  • Adaptable Design: Integrate American Elderberry into your garden design with ease. Use it as a standalone feature, part of a hedgerow, or as a backdrop to other garden elements.

  • Low Maintenance: Enjoy the beauty without the hassle. American Elderberry is a hardy and resilient shrub that requires minimal care once established.

Care Guidelines:

  1. Sunlight: Plant American Elderberry in a location with full sun to partial shade for optimal growth and fruiting.

  2. Soil: Well-drained soil is preferable. American Elderberry is adaptable to various soil types, including clay and loam.

  3. Pruning: Prune as needed in late winter or early spring to maintain shape and encourage healthy growth.

  4. Watering: While established plants are drought-tolerant, consistent moisture is beneficial, especially during dry spells.

  5. Harvesting: Harvest ripe berries in late summer to early fall for culinary use. Ensure thorough washing before consumption.

Transform your garden into a fruitful and visually captivating haven with the charm of American Elderberry. Order now and experience the joy of growing your own edible landscape!