I planted a "black lace" elderberry as a native bush in my yard this spring. I got no blooms although growth has been quite good. It's past my knee now and the foliage is showy.
Now I am reading that when and if it blooms, the flowers stink.
When can i expect blooms? Do I need a second plant? Will the flowers smell bad?
How toxic is the plant really if my toddler eats a leaf?
Anyone have a tried and true recipe for elderberry wine?