Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis
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Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 10B 8A 8B 9A 9B
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Elderberry, American Elder
|Size:||10-15 ft, at least as wide as it is tall, sometimes wider.|
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Phenology:||Deciduous in the north, evergreen in the south. Blooms spring-summer (into fall in the south).|
|Habitats:||Disturbed wetland edges, wet roadsides, etc.|
|Recommended Uses:||Casual settings, wetland edge or screen plant. Long bloom period.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|Moisture Tolerance:||Stays Wet ----- to ----- Not wet but not extremely dry|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil/Substrate:||Clay, Loam, Sand|
Fruits popular with birds.
Flowers attract many pollinators.