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Order: Dipsacales
   Family: Caprifoliaceae
            Genus: Sambucus
                        Specie: nigra

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 8-30 ft (2.4-9 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Dark green leaflets; scented white flowers; purple-black fruit

Uses: Mixed shrubbery Woodland gardens

Zones: 5?10

Description: Capable of self-sowing and suckering freely, this 8?30?ft (2.4?9?m) tall deciduous shrub or small tree from Europe, North Africa and western Asia is a weed in many areas but is also cultivated for its edible flowers and fruit. Its leaves can be up to 12?i

Growth Habit: Branching suckering habit

Comments: Many cultivars available

Growth: Perennial, multi-stemmed woody plant that is usually less than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height. Shrubs typically have several stems arising from or near the ground, but may be taller than 5 meters or single-stemmed under certain environmental cond

Growth: Perennial, woody plant with a single stem (trunk), normally greater than 4 to 5 meters (13 to 16 feet) in height; under certain environmental conditions, some tree species may develop a multi-stemmed or short growth form (less than 4 meters or 13 feet in

Duration: Perennial

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