|Sambucus caerulea is a large shrub or small tree, reaching 15-30' tall. Leaves are opposite, compound pinnate, 6-10" long, handsome foliage. Yellowish-white flowers appear on large cymes, 4-6" across, in early summer. Fruits are blue-black and abundantly produced. The elderberries make good jam, pie and wine. Prefers rich, moist soil. Native from British Columbia to Montana.