A picture of a Sambucus ebulus

Sambucus ebulus

Sambucus ebulus

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

2m

Max

1m

1m

Min

60cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Sambucus ebulus Overview

This species is a herbaceous perennial which grows about 1.5m high with strong creeping underground stems. There are about 9-13 leaflets which are toothed and slightly hairy. The flowers are produced with flat heads about 10cm across, which are white-tinged, pink flowers which bloom in mid summer, followed by black fruit.

How to propagate Sambucus ebulus

Cuttings

Propagation is from seeds in the autumn or cuttings in the summer or winter.

Seed

Other uses of Sambucus ebulus

Grown for their foliage, flowers and fruits. Suitable for coastal conditions.