About the Elderberry - American :
The American Elderberry, Sambucus canadensis, is a deciduous, upright shrub. It produces black or purple berries that are great for wildlife and jams and jellies. It has light gray or brown bark and is arching in form. Produces attractive flowers and berries all season long. Flattened panicles of small white flowers are produced in midsummer.
This plant is a showy ornamental ideal for the garden. The American Elderberry has a fast growth rate. It grows up to 12 feet in height and 10 feet in spread. Prefers moist soil and full sun. Native to North America.