Rocky Mountain Elderberry (Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa)

Common names:
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Botanical names:
Sambucus racemosa var. melanocarpa Accepted
Sambucus melanocarpa Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 3 - 10 feet
Plant Spread: 2 - 4 feet
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Uses: Will Naturalize
Edible Parts: Fruit
Wildlife Attractant: Bees


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