Common Name: Elderberry
Hardiness Zone: 3 to 9
Height: 5 to 12 ft
Width: 5 to 12 ft
Description: Elderberry is a shrub that has a sprawling form. In June, it has little white flowers that are clustered into a large flat-topped cyme. In late summer, the flowers become black drupes that are used in jams, wine, pie fillings, and jelly.
Elderberry grows in well-drained, medium to wet soil with full sun to part shade. It forms colonies through root suckers. There are many way to do late winter pruning: removing dead or weak stems, shortening one year stems, or cutting to the ground for rejuvenation.