Common Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a shrub that requires moist to wet soils and lots of sunshine, though it will tolerate light shade also. It is known for its berries that are made into jams, pies or drinks once cooked. The berries can be harmful if eaten raw. Good for large, low areas in the garden or yard. Spreads by suckers that make it great for naturalizing large areas. If you wish for a more contained specimen, prune suckers as they appear.