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Scarlet Elder

Sambucus pubens

Scarlet Elder is a large shrub, with creamy white spring flowers followed by small, scarlet fruit.

Large ornamental shrub
Excellent winter interest
Food and cover for wildlife
Not tolerant of environmental stresses
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 Item  Height  Size  Price  Qty
15944 4-10in S3-1 RPM $9.95

More About Sambucus pubens:

Because Scarlet Elder is not tolerant of most environmental stresses associated with managed landscapes, avoid using it in seasonally flooded areas, in sites exposed to deicing salts, or in sites surrounded by paving or buildings that intensify summer heat. Also, provide Scarlet Elder with water in summer droughts.

Gardening Suggestions for Scarlet Elder:

With a minimum of effort, you can prune Scarlet Elder to form small, open-branched trees. Groupings of artfully pruned plants add a great deal of structural interest to the winter woodland landscape. Scarlet Elder produces flowers and fruits earlier than its better-known relative, American Elder (S. canadensis). The two can be grown together, the bright red berries of scarlet elder mingling with American Elder's flat-topped clusters of creamy white flowers.

Key Characteristics:

Moist, Well-Drained
Songbirds
Height:
12-25 Feet
Spread:
12-25 Feet
Hardiness Zone:
4

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Additional Characteristics & Attributes

Attracts Wildlife
Songbirds
Soil Moisture Preference
Moist, Well-Drained
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Full Shade
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Habit
Deciduous
Attributes
Border or Bed
Mass Planting
Icon Legend

Characteristics Key

Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Humming- birds
Songbirds
Butterflies
Dry
Average
Moist, Well-Drained
Wet Soil
Cut Flower
Midwest Native
Dried Flower
Salt Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Climbing
Fragrant
Container
Great Foliage