Sambucus ebulus
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Sambucus ebulus

dwarf elderberry
dwarf elder

  family sambucaceae 
  genus sambucus 

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Genus  Sambucus Species  ebulus Variety  Cultivar  Common names  dwarf elderberry   dwarf elder Family  SAMBUCACEAE Specimen number  S8659 Data source  DyePl p58;Frgnt p364
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height    Overall spread   
Sunshine  Various Water  Various Optimal soil texture  Various Acceptable soil pH  Various USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  This whole plant is strong nauseous. The berries of Sambucus ebulus have been used in traditional fabric dyeing. Blue and blue are common colors produced with Dwarf elderberry (also known as dwarf elder). Dwarf Elder was used in Bosnia and Herzegovina for dyeing. Used to produce ink.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes 
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  fetid, nauseous odor Fragrance parts  Whole plant Fragrance intensity  Strong Fragrance category  Nauseous Dye parts  Berries Dye color  blue,black
Propagule  Various Pollination method    Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period    Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  no Culinary uses  Nutritional value  Edible parts  Description of edible parts Flavor / texture 
Horticulture notes  Sambucus ebulus is a native plant in the natural environment and may have originated from Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes 

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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