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Sambucus nigra (Common Elder, European Black Elderberry)

Type: Species | Edit History      Plant ID - 35324



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Scientific Classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Dipsacales
Family: Caprifoliaceae
Genus: Sambucus
Species: Sambucus nigra
 
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Plant Types edit
  • Herb
  • Medicinal
  • Perennial
  • Tree
Zones / Hardiness edit
  • 5a (to -15 F / -26 C)
  • 5b (to -10 F / -23 C)
  • 6a (to -5 F / -21 C)
  • 6b (to 0 F / -18 C)
  • 7a (to 5 F / -15 C)
  • 7b (to 10 F / -12 C)
Height (Maximum) edit
  • 40 to 60 feet (12 to 18 m)
Spread (Maximum) edit
  • 20 to 40 feet (6 to 12 m)
Flowering Start edit
  • July
Flowering End edit
  • July
Leaf Colour edit
  • Green - Medium
Leaf Shape edit
  • Even Pinnate
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Suitable For edit
  • Hedging/Screening
Sun Exposure edit
  • Full Sun
  • Partial Shade
Soil Types edit
  • Dry
  • Loamy / Medium
  • Sandy / Light
Soil pH edit
  • 6.5 - 6.9 (Very slightly acidic)
  • 7.0 (Neutral)
  • 7.1 - 7.5 (Very slightly alkaline)
Bloom Colour edit
  • White
Wildlife Value edit
  • Bees
  • Bird - food (fruit/berries/insects/seeds)
Propagation Techniques edit
  • Seed
  • Layering - Simple
Skill Level edit
  • Beginner
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Droopy (10087)
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Frank (2697)
Peppersage (122)


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Droopy (10087) wrote on Jul 11 2008
Both flowers and berries are good for wine-making.

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