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
Family: Adoxaceae (The Viburnum family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
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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