Sambucus canadensis 'Aurea'

American Elderberry, Common Elderberry, Sweet Elderberry

Family: Adoxaceae Moschatel

Type Shrub
USDA Hardiness range 4A - 10A
Exposure Full sun
Bloom color White
Bloom time Summer
Water needs Wet
Landscape uses Border, massing, standard, seashore, 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 Yellow
Fruit color Red
Soil pH requirements Acidic, neutral, alkaline, slightly alkaline
Soil type Sandy, clay, loamy
Form Rounded
Attributes and features Attracts birds, attractive foilage, native to North America, invasive