Saxapahaw, NC

The Flower of Carolina


  • Product Info

    American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
    Moschatel Family
    Blooms: White, 3-4 weeks, May-June
    Leaves: Green, compound, pinnate 6-12” long and wide
    Space: 4-5’
    Soil: Moist, wet, will tolerate average
    Exposure:  Full sun, Part sun
    Fauna: Pollen only-- bees & beetles, birds &  small animals eat the fruit, host plant to over 30 moths and butterflies
    Seeds: ¼” dark purple drupes are edible when fully ripe and cooked. 
    Zone: 4-8
    Deer Resistance: High
    Native Status: NC Native, common across the state
    Provenance: North Carolina Ecotype, asexually reproduced