Elderberry grows best in a sunny, open location and a rich, moist soil. Elderberry grows rapidly, transplants well, tolerates shade and is useful near water. The height and spread are from 5 to 12 feet. The white flowers are produced in early summer in large, flat-topped clusters. The edible, purplish-black fruits, borne in late summer, are attractive to birds.
Cultivars include: 'acutiloba'--leaves cut and divided; 'Adam'--numerous fruits in large clusters; 'aurea'--red fruit, yellow foliage; 'maxima'--flower clusters can be larger than 1 foot across.
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