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

Planting Season: Deciduous

Height at Maturity: 12 ft (3.5 m)

Cultivation: Moist well-drained soil

Features: Toothed leaflets; pale green to cream flowers; tiny red berries

Uses: Mixed shrubbery Woodland gardens

Zones: 4?9

Description: Found through most of Eurasia, from the UK to Japan, this 12?ft (3.5?m) tall deciduous shrub has 8?in (20?cm) long leaves made up of 5 leaflets, each 4?in (10?cm) long with coarsely serrated edges. In spring and early summer it bears panicles of pale gree

Growth Habit: Spreading branching habit

Comments: Several 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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