American Elderberry - Sambucus
Native to USA
Highlighted Elderberry Species: American Black Elderberry - Sambucus Canadensis, Red Elderberry - Sambucus Racemosa
One of the best bird attracting plants in all of North America, Elderberry is a fantastic choice for your yard. This deciduous shrub ranges from 5 to 12 feet tall, with what is usually a 10-foot spread. Elderberry flowers bloom in spring (which attract insects) and produces clumps of berries in late summer to early fall (which attract an outrageous number of birds). The shrubby nature of Elderberry also makes it a suitable nesting location for some birds. Due to its manageable size and bird attracting prowess Elderberry is a must for those serious about attracting birds.
Birds Most Commonly Associated with American Elderberry
American Goldfinch American Robin Baltimore Oriole Cedar Waxwing Eastern Bluebird Eastern Phoebe Eastern Towhee Gray Catbird Hermit Thrush House Finch Indigo Bunting Insectivorous Birds Kinglets Northern Cardinal Northern Flicker Northern Mockingbird Red-Bellied Woodpecker Red-Eyed Vireo Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Scarlet Tanager Veery Warblers