PlantsSambucus→Elderberry (Sambucus nigra 'Thundercloud')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Plant Height: 6-8 feet
Plant Spread: to 12' across by suckers
Leaves: Unusual foliage color
Deciduous
Other: burgundy-black cut foliage
Fruit: Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Late summer or early fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Flower Time: Summer
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Cooked
Fermented
Wildlife Attractant: Birds
Resistances: Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Flies
Bees

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