Sambucus nigra (European Black Elderberry)

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 European Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 4–6 m (rarely to 10 m) tall. The bark, light grey when young, changes to a coarse grey outer bark with lengthwise furrowing. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, 10–30 cm long, pinnate with five to seven...
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 European Black Elderberry is a deciduous shrub or small tree growing to 4–6 m (rarely to 10 m) tall. The bark, light grey when young, changes to a coarse grey outer bark with lengthwise furrowing. The leaves are arranged in opposite pairs, 10–30 cm long, pinnate with five to seven (rarely nine) leaflets, the leaflets 5–12 cm long and 3–5 cm broad, with a serrated margin.The hermaphrodite flowers are borne in large corymbs 10–25 cm diameter in mid summer, the individual flowers white, 5–6 mm diameter, with five petals, The fruit is a dark purple to black berry 3–5 mm diameter, produced in drooping clusters in the late autumn; they are an important food for many fruit-eating birds , notably Blackcaps

Botanical Name : Sambucus nigra

Common Name : European Black Elderberry

Height : 10-16 ft

Spread : 3-10 ft

Germination Info : Seed requires 30-60 days warm stratification followed by 120-150 cold

Hardiness zone : 6-8

Average seed per ounce : Approx. 8,000

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