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Sambucus canadensis - Elderberry, Wild
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Usually found in old fields, riparian areas and woodland edges. A host plant for at least 3 moth species.
Wildlife and humans benefit greatly from Elderberry. All plant parts have medicinal qualities used by Native Americans and Europeans. The flowers are used to treat fever and infant colic. The fruit is high in vitamin C and helps boost the immune system at the onset of a cold. Berries should be cooked prior to ingesting. Seeds are toxic. Pfaf.org
☀ Grows 6-12’ high and wide full-part sun in moist-med soil. Tolerates shade but will fruit less. Fast growing and very adaptable to sites and conditions. Can be cut back annually to control size. Readily propagates, so share with friends and degraded habitats! Dioecious, but plant more than one for optimal fruiting.
✿ Flower time: June-July
✔️Juglone tolerant. Moderate deer resistance.
Size: 1 Gallon
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Fernwey Native Nursery is an urban homestead located in Elizabethtown, PA. Pickups can be made here at the nursery or at one of the market + events dates and locations listed. Please specify on the checkout page when and where you plan to pick up. Orders placed will not be available for same day pick up. If picking up from the nursery, you will receive an email to schedule your pick up.