Elder

Also known as elderberries, these lacy shrubs produce berries edible to both humans and birds, and are low maintenance. They make beautiful ornamental plants and love to be able to spread out.

 

*Please note that the list is not current - it is a generalized list of our selection. Selection changes based on sales  and seasonal availability. If you're looking to request a specific elder, please call the store.*

 


 

American Elder

Requirements:  Full sun, moist soil. 
 
Size: 2.5 m W x 2.5 m H
 
Zones: Hardy to zone 3.
 
Bloom-time: June-September
 
Description: Native spreading shrub useful in wet areas, creamy white flowers followed by red flowers. Attracts birds with edible fruit. 

Black Lace Elder

Requirements:  Full sun to part shade, moist soil. 
 
Size: 3 m W x 3 m H
 
Zones: Hardy to zone 5.
 
Bloom-time: June-September
 
Description: Deeply divided black foliage provides a lacy texture to the garden - white flowers.

Black Tower Elder

Requirements: Full sun to part shade, moist soil. 
 
Size: 1.25 m W x 2.5 m H
 
Zones: Hardy to zone 5.
 
Bloom-time: June-September
 
Description: Black foliage on an upright habit: can be cut back after flower to control size. Pink buds open to creamy white flowers. 

 

Lemony Lace Elder

Requirements:  Full sun to partial shade, moist soil. 
 
Size: 1.5 m W x 1.5 m H
 
Zones: Hardy to zone 5. 
 
Bloom-time: N/A
 
Description: Deeply divided gold foliage provides a lacy texture in the garden - broad upright habit, creamy flowers followed by red berries.