Sambucus racemosa
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Sambucus racemosa

red elderberry

  family sambucaceae 
  genus sambucus 

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Genus  Sambucus Species  racemosa Variety  Cultivar  Common names  red elderberry Family  SAMBUCACEAE Specimen number  S2495 Data source  GrUnFr p116
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Various Life span    Annual cycle  Deciduous Stature  Shrub Growth form  Various Growth habit  Not applicable Overall height  8' - 10' 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 
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  The fruit is 1/4 inch globular shaped with scarlet color. It is very juicy. Among its many possible uses in the kitchen, Sambucus racemosa is often used in sweets and in jelly.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Cutting   Seed Pollination method  Self fertile Planting style    Crop spacing    Row spacing    Cold frame  Planting period    Harvesting period  Jun 01 - Jun 30 Frost tolerance    Heat requirement    Fertilizer  Typical Time to harvest 
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Sweets   Jelly Nutritional value  Edible parts  Fruit Description of edible parts 1/4 inch globular shaped with scarlet color Flavor / texture  very juicy
Horticulture notes  Sambucus racemosa is self fertile. Crops can be harvested throughout June. Red elderberry is often propagated using a cutting or by seed. This plant is thought to originate from Europe, Siberia and North America.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Sambucus racemosa is deciduous in nature.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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