Sambucus nigra 'Laciniata'
Common name: 
Fern-leaved Elderberry
Fern-leaved Elder
Pronunciation: 
sam-BEW-kus ni-GRA
Family: 
Adoxaceae, Caprifoliaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
S. nigra f. laciniata
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Broadleaf deciduous shrub, may reach 15 ft (4.5 m) high.  Leaflets regularly and deeply incised (fern-like) without filamentous leaflets.  Typical white flowers and black fruit.
  • Sun and part shade.  
  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5  Discovered in Germany before 1650.
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