We have had this very large shrub along our driveway…I have always admired the blooms. I finally took the time to look it up.
The blooms are white panicles and face upward.
It is a Red-berried Elder. The berries will be toxic to humans but birds should enjoy them. It’s real name is Sambucus racemosa.
The shrub is quite tall and some of it has died off, it needs a good trim, but I will need to use the chainsaw or a lumbermason who lives next door. I just looked it up, it is typically a Zone 4 shrub and we are Zone 3…so that is why some of the shrub winterkilled. If I were into horticulture and new plants I would collect seed and plant a bunch of the offspring out, or take cuttings from this shrub in the spring and observe them for about ten years and then name the best one after me.
The Red-berried Elder blooms just after the Pin Cherries ( Prunus pensylvanica), and just before the Chokecherries.
Choke Cherries almost in bloom. Her real name is Prunus virginiana.
I love all the native shrubs that produce berries for the birds.