Sambucus nigra ssp. caerulea
A deciduous shrub to small tree that grows to 15 feet tall.
The attractive light green foliage and large clusters of fragrant creamy white flowers appearing abundantly in spring and early summer. Edible fruits attract birds towards the end of summer.
Its berries are also, excellent in jelly, pie or for making elderberry wine.
While this tree is deciduous it comes out into leaf very early in the spring and drops its leaves late in the fall, so that it is only bare for a short time.
Pruning helps keeps it’s shape.
Previously named Sambucus mexicana
Sun: Full Sun, Part Shade
Water: Dry, Light, Moderate
Soil: Clay, Loam, Sand, Rocky
Other: Attracts Bees, Attracts Birds, Deer Resistant, Drought Tolerant