Red Elderberry #1 gal
Sambucus racemosa L.
Large, deciduous, multistemmed shrub or small tree
to 20'. Bushier than blue elderberry. Compound leaves.
Pyramidlike, elongated clusters of creamy-white fl owers
followed by bright red berrylike fruit.
Prefers moist sites. Vigorous colonizer.
sun to part-shade/sun, Food source for native butterfly caterpillars and native wildlife; food source, shelter, or nesting sites for birds; Among species considered to be the most valuable wildlife plants by ODFW Naturescaping (2001) reference.
nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds