Scientific Name: Sambucus canadensis
Height: 5 – 12 ft.
Spread: 5 – 12 ft.
Bloom Time: June
Native Range: North, Central, and northern South America, Pennsylvania
Ecological Value: Nectar source, berries for birds
Human Value: Berries may be used for jams, baking, and wine making.
August 5, 2020: In the spring of 2019, I planted two elderberries on the espalier along our south side walk. I planted a third in the hedge along the northern property line near the Sweet Birch. All three have grown heartily and I look forward to our first fruit crop this fall.