Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea

Sambucus nigra subsp. caerulea

blue elderberry

Muskroot

  • Woody shrub or small tree 6 to 20 feet tall
  • Full or partial sun
  • White flowers in flat-topped clusters
  • Pale blue fruits are a favorite of birds and other wildlife
  • Stems and twigs are quite brittle during the winter
  • In colder more open areas they can go dormant and lose many of their leaves
  • Found in all sections

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Origin

Mt. Diablo summit

Size
bloom season Apr
pollinators Bees
pollinators Birds
habitat Coastal scrub
features Fruits
sun Full Sun
bloom season Jun
water Low
bloom season May
habitat Mixed evergreens
soil Moderate
growth habit Multi Stemmed
sun Part Shade
soil Poor
soil Well-drained
flower color White
dormancy winter

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