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Blue Elderberry

Blue Elderberry
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Price
Cost:  
$2.00
Availability:
Not for Sale
Description
Sambucus caerulea - A thicket-forming large shrub, or small tree, it has small, white clustered flowers  that  produce  a  dark,  edible berry. A small amount of raw berries 
may  be  eaten  without  consequence, but they must be cooked to remove mild toxicity. The flowers can be used in tea and other foods. It is fast growing and often used as a riparian species for erosion control. The berries can be used in preserves, pies and to make wine. Native
  • Full Sun
  • Moderate Watering
  • Edible
  • Attracts birds, small mammals
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