Ordering for the 2024 Kitsap Conservation District Native Plant Sale is now closed!

Blue Elderberry

Sambucas nigra ssp cerulea

Native Pollinator

New for 2024!

Broadleaf deciduous tree or large shrub, may form a thicket, has pithy stems. Attracts birds. Flowers yellowish-white in many branched, flat clusters. Fruit dark blue with whitish bloom, edible, but not very palatable fresh. When cooked makes a good jam, pie, or wine. Prefers forest-edge location.

  • Mature height: 15′ to 30′
  • Mature width: 10′
  • Light conditions: sun to part shade
  • Soil: dry to moist
  • Sold in bundles of ten bare-root plants, 12″+ tall
  • $21.00 per bundle

Bare-root plants are dug when they are dormant and are sold without soil around the roots, packaged in plastic bags to keep them moist.