Elderberry, Black Elder, European Elder, Bourtree 'Fastigiata'

Sambucus nigra

Family: Adoxaceae (a-dox-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sambucus (sam-BYOO-kus) (Info)
Species: nigra (NY-gruh) (Info)
Cultivar: Fastigiata



Foliage Color:

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Bloom Characteristics:

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Water Requirements:

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)


12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)


USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun


Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

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Good Fall Color

Other details:

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Soil pH requirements:

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Propagation Methods:

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Seed Collecting:

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This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Maricopa, Arizona

Agoura Hills, California

Arroyo Grande, California

Calabasas, California

Malibu, California

Oak View, California

Vista, California (2 reports)

Wauchula, Florida

Hilo, Hawaii

New Orleans, Louisiana

Albuquerque, New Mexico (2 reports)

Fairacres, New Mexico

La Luz, New Mexico

Las Cruces, New Mexico

Roswell, New Mexico

Williamsburg, New Mexico

Austin, Texas

Broaddus, Texas

El Paso, Texas (2 reports)

Ennis, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

New Caney, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

No details have been posted.