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