American red elderberry (Sambucus pubens)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
American red elderberry
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American red elderberry (Sambucus pubens)
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 3b
Mature Height Mature Height
10 to 15 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
10 to 15 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Faster
Sun Sun
All
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
Yes
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Ornamental
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
Yes
Additional Information Additional Information
large, suckering, leggy shrub; 10-15’ tall and wide; fast grower; showy, terminal yellowish-white flowers in spring; terminal scarlet-red fruit in July that attracts birds; full sun to shade; adaptable to most soils and pH, but prefers a rich, moist, well-drained soil; tolerates dry soil; sensitive to road salt; do not shear; native to Wisconsin; hardy to zone 3b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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