Native or Introduced:
Nutrient Removal Rating:
Medium - High
Rooted or Floating:
Full sun to part shade
Maximum Water Depth:
Elderberry is a deciduous, woody, semi-aquatic tree that grows from 10 to 15 feet in height. It grows rapidly and creates thickets using a suckering root system.
Foliage is a compound leaf with 5, 7, or 9 leaflets. Flat toppred round flowers are white to cream in color and emerge from late April through July, and berries that are purple to black follow from July through August.
Elderberry is a native to the eastern US and is commonly found in swamp forests and wet pastures.