NH State Forest Nursery

Common ElderberrySambucus canadensis

Mature height: to 10'.


Tolerant of dry and poorly drained soils;


Screens or shrub borders planted 4-8' aapart. Ripe fruits used in making jam, jelly, wine and pies.

Wildlife Value:

Favored by squirrels, deer and migrating songbirds


August through October

Seed Source:

New Hampshire (Plant parts toxic to humans)

Seedling Details
Age Comment per 10 per 25 per 100 per 500 per 1000
1-2 yr 6-12" $15 $25 $80 N/A N/A

Available in Songbird/Wildlife Package.

Note: Some seedlings may be less than 6" or root stock.

photo of common elderberry seedling


photo of common elderberry courtesy of dr. michael dirr


photo of common elderberryy hedgerow


photo of common elderberry blooming

In late June

NH State Forest Nursery | Division of Forest and Lands
Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
172 Pembroke Road, Concord, NH 03301
(603) 796-2323  |  fax: (603) 271-6488