Blue Elderberry (Sambucus caerulea): Bundle of 10


Bareroot plants sold in bundles of 10.


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Sold in bundles of 10.

At a Glance: Large deciduous shrub

Height: Up to 20ft tall
Stems: reddish brown  and soft
Leaves: large 5-15cm long opposite leaves divided into 5-7 leaflets
Flowers: large clusters of small white flowers
Fruits: small dark blue berries that are edible when cooked.  Known for elderberry jam and wine

Appeal: Beautiful blue berries that are edible when cooked.  Make a great jam!  Do well in Puget Sound prairies.

Helpful Tips: Must be planted in moderately moist to dry, well-drained soil. Click HERE to determine your recommended planting density.

Sun/Shade Tolerance Hydrology Elevation Range
full sun > 80%
mostly sunny 60%-80%


low elevation
Soil Preferences
sandy soils
gravelly soils
well drained soils
nutrient rich soils
nutrient poor soils
mineral soils
Wildlife Value
Pollinator plant
Berries are an important food source for birds.

Livestock Toxicity:  Elderberry fruit is harmless when cooked, but the leaves, stems, bark and roots contain two toxins which are harmful to livestock– cyanogenic glycoside and alkaloids. Signs of toxicity are typically severe gastroenteritis (vomiting, diarrhea and colic) though severe cyanide poisoning may occur and cause difficulty breathing, convulsions and death.


Pojar, Jim, and Andy MacKinnon. Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast: Washington, Oregon, British Columbia & Alaska. Revised ed. Redmond, Wash.: B.C. Ministry of Forests and Lone Pine Pub., 2004. Print.

“Sound Native Plants.” Sound Native Plants. Web. 31 Oct. 2014.