Make some Sweet
Elderberry wine (a winter holiday favorite), jelly and pies. This plant is worth
growing just for that. Elderberry is also a good screen
plant where it is needed to block objectionable views.
It can also be used as a shrub or small tree.
Multistemmed small tree or shrub.
Prefers moist locations.
Water Requirements: Semi-drought
Light Requirements: Full
sun to part shade.
Glossy, opposite, pinnate foliage with 5 to 9
pointed leaflets, each to 3" long and with jagged
fragrant white flowers borne in flattish heads, blooming
most of the year.
1/4", shiny round, black berries, usually ripening
Good filler plant in landscapes, fruit
valuable for wine, pie, jelly, and to feed wildlife.
Source: Native Florida Plants: Low-Maintenance Landscaping and Gardening