Sambucus racemosa (Red elderberry)

Deciduous shrub, 3 to 6 feet tall adapted to deep, well-drained, moist, fertile soils on flats and slopes between 7,000 and 10,000 ft. elevation. Good palatability to livestock and wildlife.

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INFORMATION & ATTRIBUTES

Family: Caprifoliaceae

Duration: Perennial

Growth Habit: Shrub/tree

Native Status: Native

Growth Form: Multiple stem

Mature Height: 10-20 ft.

Bloom Color: White

Fruit/Seed Color: Red/black

Bloom Period: Spring

Annual Precipitation: 10-60 in.

Drought Tolerance: 

Shade Tolerance: Intermediate

Elevation: up to 9,500 ft.

Wetland Indicator Status: FACU

Fire Resistance: No

Fire Tolerance: Medium

Nitrogen Fixation: None

SOIL ADAPTATION

Coarse Texture: Yes

Medium Texture: Yes

Fine Texture: No

Salinity Tolerance: None

CaCO3 Tolerance: Medium

pH Range: 5.0-8.0


SEEDING NOTES

Seeds per Pound: 286,000

Seeding Rate:  PLS lbs/acre

Season: Fall

Days to Germination:


VARIETIES & LOCAL ACCESSIONS

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