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American Elderberry Bush - Northern Ridge Nursery
American Elderberry Bush - Northern Ridge Nursery
American Elderberry Bush - Northern Ridge Nursery

American Black Elderberry Bush (2-3 Foot)

$ 19.99



🧬Scientific Name: Sambucus canadensis

🗺️USDA Hardiness Zones: 3-9

American Elderberry is a deciduous shrub that can reach a height of 5-12 feet (1.5-3.7 m) and a spread of 5-12 feet (1.5-3.7 m). The foliage of American Elderberry is deciduous and pinnately compound, with dark green leaflets that turn yellow in the fall.

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Why American Black Elderberry?

Famous in Europe and North Africa for a long time, black elderberries were once thought to ward off evil spirits and cure diseases. We don’t know about evil spirits, but in the U.S., black elderberries are recognized as a ‘superfruit” because of their multiple health benefits.

All parts of the elderberry are considered valuable healing plants in folk medicines. They help fight colds and flu, lower cholesterol, and reduce cancer risk.

Because of its multiple benefits, American Black Elderberry is sold in the form of powder, pill, juice, syrup, gummy, etc. The flowers are the mildest part of the plant and are prepared as tea to break dry fevers and stimulate perspiration.

Aside from medicine, Sambucus canadensis are used to make arrow shafts, combs, flute, dyes for basketry, and much more. Despite its many advantages, the plant is not palatable during all seasons and receives limited browsing in the spring as compared to late summer and fall.


Plant Summary

Key Information for American Black Elderberry Bush (2-3 Foot) (Sambucus canadensis):

  • 📏Size: American Elderberry is a deciduous shrub that can reach a height of 5-12 feet (1.5-3.7 m) and a spread of 5-12 feet (1.5-3.7 m).
  • 🍂Foliage: The foliage of American Elderberry is deciduous and pinnately compound, with dark green leaflets that turn yellow in the fall.
  • 🌼Flowers & Fruit: In early summer, American Elderberry produces flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers. The flowers are followed by clusters of small, dark purple to black berries that are edible and highly attractive to birds and wildlife.
  • ↕️Growth Habit: American Elderberry has a rounded, bushy growth habit with arching branches.
  • ☀️Sunlight: American Elderberry thrives in full sun to partial shade and is adaptable to different light conditions.
  • 🪨Soil: American Elderberry prefers moist to wet, well-drained soil but can tolerate a range of soil types.
  • 🗺️Hardiness: American Elderberry is hardy in USDA zones 3 to 9.
  • 🧪pH Level: American Elderberry prefers a soil pH between 5.5 and 6.5.
  • 🌳Pruning: Pruning of American Elderberry should be done in late winter or early spring before new growth starts. Remove any dead or diseased branches and prune to rejuvenate older shrubs and maintain a compact form.
  • 🐛Pests & Disease: American Elderberry is generally resistant to pests and diseases. Regular care can help maintain a healthy shrub.
Pollination Information

Pollination of American Black Elderberry Bush (2-3 Foot) (Sambucus canadensis):

American Elderberry flowers are hermaphroditic, containing both male and female reproductive parts. The flowers are insect-pollinated and attract bees and butterflies. The small, dark berries that follow are a valuable food source for birds and wildlife. American Elderberry is an excellent choice for wildlife gardens, naturalized areas, and edible landscapes. The shrub's ornamental flowers and colorful berries add aesthetic value to gardens and landscapes. American Elderberry is cherished for its culinary and medicinal uses, with the berries used in various recipes, teas, and herbal remedies. Conservation efforts focus on promoting native elderberry species like American Elderberry for their ecological benefits, cultural significance, and contribution to wildlife habitats. Sustainable landscaping practices emphasize the use of regionally appropriate plants to support biodiversity and provide food and habitat for pollinators and wildlife. Efforts to conserve and protect native elderberry populations aim to preserve the genetic diversity and unique characteristics of these valuable plants.



It is generally recommended to wait to fertilize a bare root plant until it has been established in the ground and is actively growing. This can vary depending on the type of plant and the growing conditions, but it is generally best to wait at least a few weeks to a few months after planting.

During the first year, you should focus on providing the plant with the right amount of water, sunlight and soil to help it become established. Once the plant has become established and is actively growing, you can begin to fertilize it.

You can use a balanced, all-purpose fertilizer or one that is specifically formulated for the type of plant you have. Be sure to follow the instructions on the fertilizer package and apply it at the recommended rate.

It is also important to note that over-fertilizing can be harmful to plants, so it's always best to error on the side of caution and start with a lower amount of fertilizer and increase as needed.

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Why Buy From Us?

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