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Sambucus canadensis - Plant

Sambucus canadensis - Plant

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Embark on a journey of natural elegance with Vermi Organics' Sambucus canadensis Plant, a botanical gem that graces gardens with its beauty and utility. Known as the American Elder or Elderberry, this deciduous shrub boasts clusters of creamy flowers and dark berries, creating a spectacle of charm and practicality. Discover the enchanting details of this versatile plant, now available at Vermi Organics, where the American Elder unfolds its captivating story in gardens and landscapes.

About: Sambucus canadensis Plant, commonly known as the American Elder, is a deciduous shrub native to North America. Belonging to the Adoxaceae family, this species is celebrated for its distinctive foliage, fragrant flowers, and clusters of dark purple berries. The American Elder has not only found a place in gardens but also in traditional folklore, where it symbolizes both natural beauty and cultural significance.

Benefits: Uncover the diverse benefits that the Sambucus canadensis Plant offers, making it a cherished addition to outdoor spaces:

  1. Edible Berries: The dark purple berries of the American Elder are not only visually appealing but also rich in antioxidants and vitamins, making them a nutritious addition to culinary creations.
  2. Wildlife Attraction: The flowers attract pollinators, including bees and butterflies, enhancing the ecological diversity of your garden. The berries also serve as a food source for birds.
  3. Medicinal Uses: The berries and flowers of the American Elder have been traditionally used for their potential health benefits, including immune-boosting and anti-inflammatory properties.

Type of Plant (Indoor or Outdoor): The American Elder is primarily an outdoor plant, thriving in garden settings where it can showcase its blossoms and produce berries. Due to its size and growth requirements, it is not suitable for indoor cultivation.

Care: Caring for the American Elder involves understanding its preferences and providing the following conditions for optimal growth:

  • Sunlight: Plant the American Elder in a location that receives full sun to partial shade. While it can tolerate some shade, ample sunlight ensures robust growth and bountiful berry production.
  • Soil: Well-draining, fertile soil is ideal for the American Elder. It can adapt to various soil types but thrives in moist, nutrient-rich conditions.
  • Watering: The American Elder appreciates consistent moisture, especially during dry periods. However, it is crucial to avoid waterlogged soil to prevent root rot.
  • Pruning: Regular pruning can help shape the plant, remove dead or crowded branches, and stimulate new growth.

Common Names: The American Elder goes by various common names, reflecting its regional variations and cultural associations. Common names include Elderberry, American Elder, and Sweet Elder.


  • Height: The American Elder typically reaches a height of 6 to 12 feet, forming an upright and bushy structure.
  • Leaves: The pinnately compound leaves are dark green and arranged opposite each other along the stems, creating a lush and dense appearance.
  • Flowers: The American Elder produces clusters of creamy-white, fragrant flowers that are not only visually appealing but also attract pollinators during the blooming season.
  • Berries: The dark purple to black berries, arranged in clusters, are the highlight of the plant and are edible when fully ripe.

Special Features:

  1. Ornamental Flowers: The showy clusters of fragrant flowers add aesthetic appeal to gardens, attracting both human admirers and pollinators.

  2. Edible Berries: The berries are not only a visual delight but also contribute to culinary creations, including jams, syrups, and teas.


  1. Culinary Creations: Harvested Elderberries can be used in various culinary applications, from jams and pies to syrups and teas, adding a unique and flavorful twist to your recipes.

  2. Wildlife Garden: Plant the American Elder to attract pollinators such as bees and butterflies, contributing to the ecological diversity of your garden.

  3. Ornamental Shrub: Beyond its practical uses, the American Elder serves as an attractive ornamental shrub, enhancing the visual appeal of gardens, borders, or naturalized landscapes.

  4. Medicinal Infusions: The berries and flowers of the American Elder have been traditionally used in herbal remedies, believed to have immune-boosting and health-promoting properties.

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