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PlantFiles: White Elderberry
Sambucus gaudichaudiana

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sambucus (sam-BYOO-kus) (Info)
Species: gaudichaudiana (go-dih-shaw-dee-AY-nuh) (Info)

5 members have or want this plant for trade.


36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

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USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

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Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
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Propagation Methods:
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Seed Collecting:
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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral kennedyh On Jul 16, 2003, kennedyh from Churchill, Victoria
Australia (Zone 10a) wrote:

This is an Australian member of the elderberry genus, which grows as understory in dense forests. Unlike its northern hemisphere cousins this is not a large woody shrub. It more of a perennial plant, as its stems mostly die back to a perennial rootstock each autumn and fresh stems arise the following spring. The flowers are a little unusual, as the four white petals never spread widely, but remained curled inwards, so that the flowers look like white berries. The fruit ripens to a pale yellow translucent berry, which is edible. I have not tried propagating this species from seed, but I have a small plant in a pot in my shade house, which I transplanted from the bush.

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