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Sambucus canadensis 'Nova'


Sambucus canadensis 'Nova' is an elderberry with white clusters of flowers followed by dark, delicious berries.

Sambucus canadensis 'Nova' is a North American native elderberry bred for its reliable yield of medium sized, delicious, edible, black berries. White flowers bloom in clusters in spring followed by the berries in the fall. A very hardy, fast growing shrub to 6 feet tall. Partially self-fruiting but appreciates another variety close by to improve yield. More sun produces more berries. Use the fruit in jams, jellies, pies, wines, and syrup. Attracts hummingbirds and bees.

Common Name: Elderberry - [Citrus Pre-Order]

Family: Adoxaceae (The Viburnum family)

Zone Hardiness: 3-9

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Shrub

Bloom Time: Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes


Benefits: Bees, Hummingbirds, Butterflies

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Along water courses and in moist woodlands.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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