Sambucus nigra is a species complex of flowering plants in the family Adoxaceae native to most of Europe and North America. Common names include elder, elderberry, black elder, European elder, European elderberry and European black elderberry. The English term for the tree is not believed to come from the word “old” but from the Anglo Saxon æld, meaning fire, because the hollow stems of the branches were used as bellows to blow air into a fire.
|Native Range:||Germany, Austria|
|Mature Height:||5 – 8 feet|
|Mature Width:||4 – 6 feet|
|Spacing:||4 – 5 feet|
|Soil Type:||Well drained|
|Bloom Description:||Large, white, fragrant|
|Special Properties:||European Elderberries are partially self-fertile. Plant two varieties for heavier crops.|