Sambucus racemosa

Sambucus racemosa

Red elderberry

Previous scientific name(s): Sambucus racemosa var. laciniata

Deciduous shrub, 3 to 6 ft. tall adapted to deep, well-drained, moist, fertile soils on flats and slopes between 7,000 and 10,000 ft. elevation. Good palatability to livestock and wildlife.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
- 6 
feet
Native or Introduced: 
Native
Precipitation: 
18 
in. - Wetland adapted
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Part Sun
Full Shade
Elevation: 
7,000 
- 10,000 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Marginal
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Best
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Marginal
Seeding Rate: 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
37.20 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
286,000
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloom Color: 
Cream to White
Blooming Season: 
Spring
Summer
Fruit Color: 
Red Berries