Sambucus caerulea

Blue Elderberry, Blue Elder

Family: Adoxaceae Moschatel

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 5B - 8B
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color White, yellow
Bloom time Summer
Water needs Wet
Landscape uses Border, massing, specimen, woodland garden
Height 10' to 15' / 3.00m to 4.60m
Spread 6' to 10' / 1.80m to 3.00m
Growth rate Moderate
Persistence Deciduous, broadleaf
Bloom attributes Attracts butterflies
Leaf color Green
Fruit color Black, blue, purple
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, alkaline, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded
Attributes and features Attracts birds, native to North America, invasive