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Sambucus racemosa v. racemosa

Sambucus racemosa v. racemosa

Sambucus racemosa v. racemosa
(S. pubens)

red elderberry, scarlet elder

Photograph(s) by*: RHW, RHW

Characteristics

Height: 6-12'
Spread: 6-12'
Flowers: May; white
Fruit: Jun.-Jul.; red; berry
Fall color: yellow green

Conditions *

Light: Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 6.1-8.5
Soil type: Loamy

Habitat

deep, rich woods, dry rocky woods, along quick flowing creeks, moist rock crevices, sheltered coves and ravines

Native to

Region: Mountain *
States:

Wildlife

Songbird Small mammal *
high wildlife value

Notes

important summer wildlife food; one of earliest blooming shrubs; fragrant



 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
http://www.nps.gov/plants/pubs/chesapeake/plant/2019.htm
Last updated: 1 October 2004