Scientific Name: Sambucus racemosa var. arborescens Form: Vase
Common Name:coastal red elderberry Texture:Medium
Family Name:AdoxaceaeHabit: Arching
Plant Type: Shrub - deciduous Mature Size (ht. X w.):3 - 5m x 2 - 3m
Origin: B.C. west of Cascades, U.S. - northwest Hardiness Zone:Zone 5: (-29 to -23 C)
Leaves: Compound, Opposite, Soft flexible, Lustrous, Odd-pinnate, Lanceolate, Serrulate
Flowers: Panicle, White, Yellow, Apr- May
Fruit: Drupe, Edible, Red, Sep
Exposure: Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Acidic, Bog
Landscape Uses: Attract birds, Fall interest, Mixed shrub border, Reclamation, Tall background, Wildlife food, Woodland margin
Key ID Features:Leaves opposite, serrated, pinnately compound with 7 leaflets, med-green to yellow fall colour. Winter ID: vertical lenticels; chubby red buds.