Elderberry Plants - Kent
(Sambucus canadensis) Deciduous. Zone 4-8.
Kent is a early-maturing Elderberry cultivar with small, sweet black berries. It is a large, highly productive shrub that yields an abundance of flower and fruit clusters.
In Spring, Kent Elderberry’s tiny lemon-scented white flowers appear in clusters, and in late summer flowers give way to clusters of shining black elderberry fruits on violet stems. Its showy, flat-topped flower clusters attract birds and butterflies.
The flavourful fruits and flowers are used to make medicinal syrup, jams, jellies, elderberry wine, and elderflower cordial.
Kent Elderberry tolerates a wide range of soils, but prefers moist humus. It will grow in medium to wet, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. It makes a wonderful living, edible hedge or shrub level companion in a permaculture landscape.