- Fast-growing shrub
- Summer-blooming flower clusters
- Excellent choice for wildlife
- Can be used as hedge or pruned into a single-stemmed small tree
- Grows 5' to 12', with 5' to 12' spread
- Zones 4 to 9
- Can't ship to: AK, AZ, HI
Zones 4 - 9
The Elder American can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map.VIEW MAP
The Elder American falls into the following type(s): Shrubs
5' - 12' High
The Elder American grows to be 5' - 12' feet in height.
5' - 12' Spread
The Elder American has a spread of about 5' - 12' at full maturity.
This tree grows at a fast growth rate. [More about this.]
This Elder American does well in full sun, partial shade.
The Elder American grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained, wet, wide range, clay soils.
This Elder American has rounded shape.
Edible dark purple berries follow the flowers and provide food for dozens of bird species and other wildlife.
moist to wet soils
6"-10" wide clusters of small, star-shaped yellowish-white flowers
A fast-growing shrub that can be used as a border that will provide an incredible flowering display. Summer blooms are 6"-10" wide clusters of small, star-shaped yellowish-white flowers that accent the dark green leaves. Edible, dark purple berries follow the flowers and provide food for dozens of bird species and other wildlife. Prune regularly to maintain its multi-stemmed form. Can be pruned into a single-stemmed small tree. Plant multiple shrubs for best fruiting. Likes moist to wet soils, but can tolerate some drought conditions. Plant in area with full sun or partial shade. Grows 5'-12' high, 5-12' wide.
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The benefits of bare-root trees
Our trees are delivered with natural bare roots which have been dipped in hydrating gel prior to shipment to keep the roots moist and healthy. As their abundant, fibrous roots aren't confined by a container, bare-root trees get off to a more vigorous start compared to containerized roots which typically need more time to adjust to transplanting. Bare-root trees typically surpass the size of larger containerized trees in only a few years.