Red Elderberry #1 gal
Sambucus racemosa L.
Large, deciduous, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree to 20'. Bushier than blue elderberry. Compound leaves. Pyramidlike, elongated clusters of creamy-white flowers followed by bright red berrylike fruit. Vigorous colonizer.
Habitat: Sun to part-shade/sun, prefers moist sites.
Size: Up to 20'
Wildlife: Nectar source for butterflies and hummingbirds. 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.