Sambucus Nigra

Botanical Name:

Sambucus nigra

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Partial Shade - Partial Sun - Full Sun
~
3-6 hours of sun per day, with protection from intense mid-day sun
Soil
Rich, Clay, Loam, Sand, pH 6.5-7.5
Heat Tolerant
68°F / 20°C
Cold Tolerant
39°F / 4°C
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Jun, Jul, Aug

Plant Type

Shrub, Tree

Lifespan

Perennial, Woody Zones 5-8

Plant Height

8-20 ft / 2.4-6 m

Flower

Tiny, yellowish-white to cream-colored blooms are produced on flat-topped cymes, carrying a musky scent.

Fruit

Lustrous black berries that grow in drooping clusters.

Benefits
Ornamental

Showy white flowers are produced in clusters on flat-topped cymes, contrasting with the deeply lobed, bushy, green foliage.  

Attracts

Butterflies

Songbirds

Warning

Stems, shoots, and leaves are toxic to humans and pets.

Taxonomy

Order

Dipsacales

Family

Adoxaceae

Genus

Sambucus


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