American Black Elderberry
Large fragrant flat-topped dense clusters of white flowers from June to July produce purple/black edible ripe fruit in late summer, compound deciduous leaves are quite attractive, a loose multi-stemmed informal shrub that suckers to form colonies, tolerates pruning very well if you want to encourage a more dense habit, showy ripe fruit can be harvested & cooked to make all sorts of delicious items (jam, jelly, pie, wine), wildlife adore the fruit as well, highly salt tolerant, good rain garden plant, attracts butterflies, good for erosion control, fast growing.
Plant Hardiness Zones: Zone 3b-10b
Native Range: Labrador to BC, south to FL & CA
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