- Latin Name- Sambucus Nigra Hardy Planting Zone- 3-9 Mature Height- 10-20 ft Width- 10-20 ft Sun or Shade- Full Sun
Elderberry plant can help eliminate gas and help with problems brought on by constipation. It is an excellent herb to treat any of the gastrointestinal issues that people may suffer with. It can also protect the cardiovascular system in the body as these plants can also help with cholesterol problems. Landscaping with elderberries is one of the most natural and most durable plants to work with to reap gorgeous rewards. This shrub blooms midsummer with edible flowers that emit beautiful, aromatic fragrance and plump, juicy berries. They can be harvested and produced into an assortment of items such as wines, jams, pies, and jellies. There are a variety of elderberry plants. Strait-Lace elderberry sprout pink flowers that look like decorative tree ornaments against their dark maroon-black leaves. Black-Lace elderberry stands alone as unique. It has dark purple leaves with lemon-scented pink flowers and dark blackish-red berries. Lemon-Lace elderberry will cheer up your landscape with golden leaves and white flowers. The Black-Beauty elderberry has pink blossoms with dark purple foliage, and like the Black-Lace will emit a delightful lemon scent.No matter, the shape or size, these flowers, and berries are an essential part of alternative medicine. They contain potent vitamins and anti-oxidants that are used for combatting cancer. They can also help aid the immune system in fighting and prevent colds and flu.The elderberry shrubs thrive comfortably in the sun or shade. They will make a beautiful addition to your garden if you have tall plants since these may grow beneath. They spread quite quickly if you are yearning for a large hedge and require very little annual maintenance.