Sambucus nigra

Sambucus nigra

Black Elderberry

  • Fruit is a dark purple to black berry and is an important food for many fruit-eating birds
  • Pruning for appearance may be desired
  • Unripe fruits may be toxic to people, but ripe fruits are edible
  • Native people hollowed out the central pith of stems to make musical instruments

Photo (c) Stefano Doglio – some rights reserved (CC BY-NC)


1 gallon

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