| American Elder |
| Sambucus canadensis|
| Uses: Culinary/Medicinal
|| Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 3-11) |
Source of fruit for elderberry wine, pie and jelly, possesses extraordinary powers as a virus and bacteria fighter. Gaining a well-deserved reputation as a highly effective remedy for colds and flus. The shrub is incredibly versatile, growing happily everywhere from northern Quebec to sub-tropical America. This is the hardy native form grown from seeds collected in southern Ontario. Very hardy, very adaptable. For food and medicinal use.