Please Support This Free Site By Visiting Our Advertisers or Sponsors!

Sambucus canadensis

Sambucus canadensis is a species of elderberry. They also call it the American Black Elderberry, Common Elderberry, or the Canada Elderberry. Other synonyms include Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis or Sambucus mexicana. It is from the Adoxaceae family of plants. It is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub. It is suckering. It is related to Sambucus nigra. It is native to North America.

Sambucus canadensis can grow to 3m or 10ft tall. The foliage is pinnate with up to nine leaflets. They are opposite and serrated. The flowers grow in large corymbs. They individual flowers are white and very small. The fruit is called elderberry. Elderberry is dark purple or black and grow in cluster.

Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus canadensis

The leaves, stems, seeds and the roots are all toxic. So it the fruit when ripe. Yet the flower called the elderflower is edible. The ripe fruit is also edible. They used the bark as insecticide.

How to grow Sambucus canadensis:

Grow Sambucus canadensis in the sun or partial shade. Plant it in medium-to-wet but well-drained soil. It is drought-tolerant. And it is deer-resistant. Propagate by softwood cuttings in summer and hardwood cuttings in winter. They are generally pest and disease-free. Watch out for aphids and verticillium wilt.

Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus canadensis
Sambucus canadensis at Mudchute Park and Farm, Isle of Dogs, London, UK

About Online Flower Garden & Dino

I am a flower enthusiast and a gardener at heart. Ever since childhood I loved reading about plants and started gardening at an early age. First by helping my father in the garden and later managing a large garden myself in my teen years. I planted and cared for a large number of plants, flowers, and trees both outdoors and in a greenhouse. To this day I enjoy visiting gardens and parks and learning about new and old specimens and varieties of plants.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*