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American Elderberry

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Sambucus canadensis
Zones 3-9. Heavy clusters of edible, purplish black fruit. Rich aroma. Full-bodied flavor. Good for pies, jellies and wines. Fast growing, short-lived shrub. Tiny white blossoms form huge flower clusters up to 10 inches across from June to July. Flowers used in teas. Plant two varieties to ensure pollination. Likes full sun and slightly acid soil. Does well in wet sites. Ideal shrub for attracting song birds. Ripens late summer

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