Botanical Name: Polyscias sambucifolia

Common Name: Elderberry Panax

Type: Shrub 1 – 3m x 1 – 3m


  • Slender, densely-branched shrub, frequently root-suckering
  • Very variable large pinnate leaves ending in a terminal leaflet
  • Terminal umbels of tiny yellow-green flowers: November – February
  • Succulent, edible blue-mauve berries in summer
  • May sucker to revegetate disturbed ground


  • Semi shade to full shade
  • Moist, well drained soil
Polyscias sambucifolia – Elderberry Panax
Polyscias sambucifolia – Elderberry Panax