Sambucus canadensis, the American black elderberry, Canada elderberry, or common elderberry, is a species of elderberry native to a large area of North America east of the Rocky Mountains, south to Bolivia. It grows in a variety of conditions including both wet and dry soils, primarily in sunny locations. The fruit (known as an elderberry) is a dark purple to black berry 3–5 mm diameter, produced in drooping clusters in the fall. The flower, known as elderflower, is edible, as well as the ripe berries. Uses for the fruit include wine, jelly and dye.
Botanical Name : Sambucus canadensis
Common Name : American Elderberry
Height : 10-15 ft
Spread : 5-12 ft
Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days warm stratification followed by 90-120 days cold
Hardiness zone : 3-9
Average seed per ounce : Approx. 10,000