Sambucus racemosa ‘Red Berried Elder’
Exposure: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Mature Size: 10′ H X 8′ W
Bloom Time: Spring
Description: A tough and vigorous garden shrub valued for its showy creamy white flowers in spring and bright red berries which are favorites of the birds; bushy upright habit, somewhat leggy and can be rather coarse in winter, however very adaptable.
Ornamental Features: Clusters of lightly-scented creamy white flowers. Dark green foliage. Leaves turn yellow in fall. Red fruits are held in abundance in spectacular clusters in early summer.
Landscape Attributes: Multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with an upright spreading habit of growth. Best pruned in late winter. Good choice for attracting birds .
(Trees, Shrubs and Perennials labelled Zone 2 or 3 are consistently hardy enough to survive in Calgary, Okotoks and surrounding areas)