Excellent addition to any landscape. Native Americans used the elderberry’s berries, leaves, blossoms, bark, roots and wood for food and medicine. It is especially good as a flu and cold elixir. Use in pies, wines, jellies, jams, juices and soup. Yields small, pea-sized berries.
Scientific name: Sambucus caerulea
Purchase size: 3 ft, 2 yrs old
Plant hardiness zone: 4-8
Max height: 5 ft
Light: Full sun to part shade
Harvest: Early summer
Pollination: Partially self, best yield with cross