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Blue Elderberry

Sambucus caerulea


See description and details below.


Easy to grow with prolific white flower clusters in spring/summer and dense clusters of edible blue berries in late summer/fall.  Attracts bees, birds and other wildlife.  Used often in revegetation/restoration of woodland habitats.  Somewhat drought tolerant.

Additional information


Mature plant height

15-30 feet

Growth rate

Fast growing

Shade tolerance

Soil type

Prefers moist, well drained soils

Seedling size

1-0, 12"-24"