American Elderberry
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American Black Elderberry

American Black Elderberry

Regular price$38.98
  • This American Black Elderberry ships in a 1 Gallon Trade Pot | 1 - 2'ft tall
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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. 

Additional features: Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, Fall Color, Drought Tolerant, Native, Fragrant, Deer Resistant, and Self-pollinating

This American Elderberry comes in a 1 Gallon Trade 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.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants.

Can cross pollinate with another 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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