Sambucus racemosa Red Elderberry

  • Sambucus racemosa,  Red Elderberry
  • Sambucus racemosa,  Red Elderberry
  • Plant type
    • Deciduous Shrub
  • Native or non-native
    • Native
  • Sun & shade levels
    • Full Sun
    • Part Shade
  • Soil conditions
    • Dry
    • Moist & Well-Drained
  • Upland/wetland ratings
    • FACU-Usually found in upland
  • Yearly Height, Width
    • 1-2 ft., 8-18 in.
  • Ten Year Height, Width
    • 8 ft., 6 ft.
  • Matured Height, Width
    • 15 ft., 10 ft.
 

This deciduous shrub is very common west of the Cascades. While clusters of flowers are followed by large attractive clusters of red berries that are very popular with the birds, but may be toxic to humans when eaten raw. For an eatable elderberry, try the blue elderberry.

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