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Sambucus canadensis Adams

Sambucus canadensis 'Adams'

Elder - American

'Adams' American Elder is a fruit-bearing native with a long history of use in our country. The green pinnate leaves are borne on long pithy stems which grow in a suckering clump. The flowers are large flat white cymes blooming in June and July, covering the tips of the arching branches. They are followed by purple-black edible fruit in August and September. S. 'Adams' was selected by William Adams of NY for the size and quantity of the fruit, which has been an excellent source of wine, jam, and pies. Sambucus tolerates both wet and dry sites, and provides an important source of fall food for birds. It would be more attractive as an addition to the landscape if cut back hard every spring.

Height

8 Feet

Spread

10 Feet

Bloom Color

White

USDA Hardiness Zone

4
Current Availability
Qty Avail Description Future Crop
36 Sambucus canadensis Adams #3 2-3' (white)
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Erosion Control
Fruit - Edible
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Dry
Moist
Wet
Bloom Time
Summer
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Food Source for Wildlife
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Salt Tolerant
Wet Site Tolerant
Foliage Color
Green
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