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Sambucus mexicana | Pacific Nurseries

Sambucus mexicana

Common Name | Blue Elderberry
Popular Plant CA Native | Pacific Nurseries
CA Native
Shrub + Tree
ambucus mexicana is an attractive, hardy, and easy to grow CA native tree + shrub. This handsome plant also provides essential food for native CA wildlife. In spring, large clusters of cream-colored flowers appear that attract butterflies, bees and other pollinators. Abundant blue berries follow and provide essential food for birds and other native animals. The distinctive fruit is also edible as long as it is cooked. This fast-growing shrub is tolerant of a variety of conditions but it does best in full sun and well-drained moist, rich soil. While it can grow +30′ tall, it is easily shaped with selective pruning.

Sambucus mexicana

Attributes + Requirements

Popular Plant Pollinator Attraction | Pacific Nurseries
High Pollinator Attraction
Growth | 20-30′ High
Growth | 20-30′ Wide
Popular Plant Flower Color | Pacific Nurseries
Flower Color | Cream, Yellow, Purple
Light Water
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Popular Plant Soil Requirements | Pacific Nurseries
Soil | Well-Drained
Special Features = CA Native Wildlife Food-source | Summer-dry Tolerant | Low Maintenance | Deer Resistant
Popular Plant Sizes Grown | Pacific Nurseries
Sambucus mexicana
Sizes Grown | 5 gal

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