Sambucus canadensis 'York' is a black elderberry with white clusters of flowers followed by dark, edible fruit.
Sambucus canadensis 'York' is a North American native elderberry cultivated for its huge crops of large, tart berries. Elderberries are used as edible fruit, in herbal medicines, and to attract beneficial insects to the garden. White flowers bloom in clusters in late spring followed by berries in the fall. The largest of the elderberry varieties, reaching up to 8 feet tall by 6 feet wide. Self-fruiting but appreciates another variety close by to improve yield. More sun produces more berries. Use the fruit in jams, jellies, pies, wines, and syrup. An attractive ornamental as well for the back of the border. Attracts hummingbirds and bees.
Common Name: Black Elderberry
Family: Adoxaceae (The Viburnum family)
Zone Hardiness: 3-9
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Bloom Time: Late Spring - Summer
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Benefits: Bees, Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: Yes
Native Habitat: Along water courses and in moist woodlands.
Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America
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