Sambucus pubens - Scarlet Elderberry
Sambucus pubens - Scarlet Elderberry

Scarlet Elderberry

Sambucus pubens

  • White flowers in a mounded cluster
  • Red berries in clusters, June to July, will attract birds
  • Compound pinnate medium-green leaves turn yellow in the fall
  • Mostly vertical with weak stems
  • Colonizing thickets
  • Bloom Time: May


White, Yellow

250-300 cm

200-250 cm

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Growing and Maintenance Tips:

A vigorous growing shrub that will tolerate many soil and light conditions. Suckering freely, it is excellent for re-naturalization. Its fruit is edible only if cooked.  Uncooked berries may induce illness.

Additional Notes about Scarlet Elderberry:

Native to Ontario