Sambucus – Instant Karma® – Elderberry – Sambucus nigra
Attracts: Bees, Birds
Resists: Deer, Rabbits
Fun Facts Elderberry flowers are edible - in Europe, they dip freshly opened clusters into batter, deep fry them, and dust them with powdered sugar for a late spring treat.
Elderberries look great unpruned, but they take well to pruning too. They are best pruned after blooming, although if you are growing it primarily as a foliage plant, it can be pruned in early spring. This plant is not recommended for hot climates (zone 8 and warmer).
Uses Notes PLEASE NOTE: To produce berries, you'll need a Black Lace®, Black Beauty®, or Laced Up® elderberry as a pollinator.
Maintenance Category Easy
Water Category Average
Blooms On Old Wood
Flower Form Border Plant, Good for Screening, Landscape, Mass Planting, Specimen or Focal Point