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Sambucus racemosa Red Elderberry

Description
A large, deciduous shrub of moist to wet sites, growing in nutrient-rich soils. Conical clusters of small white flowers turn to an array of small red berries in early summer that are a favourite of many local birds.
habitat forest, riparian, thicket, woodland
light full sun to shade
moisture mesic to moist
height up to 6 m
flowering April to May
habit deciduous shrub
advantages attracts bees and birds
companion plants Black Twinberry, False Lily-of-the-Valley, Slender-foot Sedge, Fringecup
Size
$15.00
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