Elderberry, or Sambucus nigra subsp. canadensis, is a prolific shrub to small tree that functions as a haven for wildlife, providing plenty of nesting and food opportunities. Pollinators are attracted to the large clusters of white flowers. Elderberry has rich human use, with the cooked berries and flowers being used in wine, desserts, immune-boosting syrups, and more. However, unripe berries should not be consumed and are considered toxic. It enjoys full sun to partial shade and makes a wonderful wetland edge or screen planting, with pruning being utilized in landscape settings to encourage denser growth habits.
A seed pack contains 20-30 seeds.