American Elderberry
American Elderberry
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American Black Elderberry

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  • This American Black Elderberry ships in a Quart and 2 Gallon Pot

The Sambucus Canadensis - American Elderberry, also called common elderberry, is a native deciduous shrub with bright white flower clusters followed by small, round, dark purple, almost black drupes that are edible only when ripe. The elderberry contains a high amount of vitamin C and is excellent for pies, syrups, wines, etc.

Full sun to partial sun.

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Native to North America

White flowers, fragrant

Due to California Department of Agriculture, we cannot ship this item to the state of California. 

This American Elderberry comes in a 1 Quart pot or 2 Gallon pot

Size: Mature size can reach 10' - 12' x 3' - 6'

Light: Full to partial sun

Hardiness zone: 3 - 9 View Map

Native to North America

Characteristics: Moderately fast growing, thicket-forming, deciduous shrub that can also be grown into a small tree. Has small oval shape green leaves, clusters of white blooms in spring followed by round, dark purple almost black fruits in drooping clusters from late summer to fall that are edible only when ripe. Attracts birds, butterflies, pollinators and other types of wildlife.

Soil, Water, Fertilize: Moist, loamy, well-draining soil with the pH 5.5 - 6.5. Can tolerate a variety of different growing conditions. Resistant to heat, drought, and compact soil. Prune in late winter to promote growth and shape the shrub. Fertilize in early spring. No serious insect or disease issues.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive.

Can cross pollinate with a other elderberry variety to increase fruit production.

Fruit is only edible when ripe.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 3 - 9

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Regular price$33.95

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American Black Elderberry

Packed with antioxidants and vitamins, elderberries are not only beneficial to people but also your garden. These shrubs flower well through much of the growing season providing pollinators such as bees and butterflies an abundant and constant source of food and the fruit adored by birds. Planting several of these shrubs throughout your orchards or gardens can help attract more pollinators and help achieve maximum pollination. Not only that but fruit begins to grow just a year after planting, fully producing fruit within the second to third year.

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