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Sambucus racemosa (Red Elderberry) fruit

Sambucus racemosa
Red Elderberry

Good for soil stabilization and erosion control; the fruit may be toxic to humans when consumed without proper preparation; the colorful fruit attracts birds; a nectar source for hummingbirds.

General Product Information:

Item Number: SAMRAC01
Species Type: Native
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Classification: Woody Deciduous Shrub
Characteristics: A multi-stemmed shrub species; bright red fleshy berries in the summer.
Habitat: Cool rocky woods, ravines.
Bloom Period: May to June
Flower Color: White
Foliage Color: Green
Height: Up to 9.8 Ft
pH: 5.0 – 8.0
Pollinator Value: Medium

Indicator Regions (view map & key):

Northcentral & Northeast: FACU
Midwest: FACU
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: FACU
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: FACU


Shade: Full Sun

Seed Information:

Approximate seeds per lb: 250,000
Seeding Rate: When used as part of a mix, ensure that the mix consists of not less than 1.0% and not more than 5.0% of the total.
Truax Seedbox: Fine



Price: $198.00/lb

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