Elderberry

Sambucus nigra

The fantastic burgundy colored foliage on this upright shrub creates a garden spire to behold. Softly cut edges provide an elegant texture. Bright pink flowers are followed by blackish-red berries that provide seasonal forage for wildlife. Deciduous.

Care

  • Light Needs: Full to Partial Sun
  • Water Needs: Keep evenly moist in well-drained soil until established
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Height: 6'-8'
  • Growth Habit: Upright
  • Feed regularly (every 2-3 weeks) during the growing season.

    Photos courtesy of Monrovia.