Sambucus canadensis 'Wyldewood'
Wyldewood Elderberry. This is a new superior fruiting form of our native American elderberry, which is highly valued for its medicinal and nutritional properties, and is reported to be anti-viral as well as anti-bacterial. It is also an excellent source of vitamin C. This selection is a heavy fruiting form which must be planted with another cultivar for cross-pollination. It will produce a flower head of up to 12 inches across. They do best with uniform moisture and will also tolerate some shade and still produce a heavy crop. It is quite vigorous, so one needs to give it plenty of space as it will reach 6-8 ft. high, with an equal spread.