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American Elderberry

Attracts Birds and Butterflies

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American Elderberry

Attracts Birds and Butterflies

  • Native shrub grows 10-15 ft. tall
  • Produces clusters of berries high in antioxidants
  • For best fruit production, plant two different varieties
Easy-to-grow native attracts birds, butterflies and wildlife. Attractive shrub grows 10- to 15-ft. tall with a similar spread. In early summer, small white flowers bloom in large, flattened clusters, Produces clusters of small, purple-black round berries in late summer and fall. Berries are high in antioxidants and are used in baking, preserves and wine. Plant in full sun to partial shade in beds and borders or create privacy screen. Zones 4-9.
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Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country using the shipping timeframes outlined below. We continually monitor weather conditions for extreme hot or cold and adjust shipping schedules as needed. Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items in July and August.

2022 Fall Shipping Schedule
ZONE All Other Fruits
1A-4B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
5A & 5B 9/12/22 - 10/28/22
6A & 6B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
7A & 7B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
8A & 8B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
9A-10B 9/26/22 - 10/28/22
Last Order Date All Grow Zones: Oct 24, 2022

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The type of product you order or the weather in our area to yours may affect the anticipated shipping schedule, shifting earlier or later, depending.

Trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant for optimum stress protection.

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  • Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis
  • Height: 120 - 180
  • Spacing: 10 feet.
  • Depth:Plant in the spring. Place the plant in the hole at the same level it was grown by the nursery. This is where the roots start and the tops shoots begin. Spread the roots out evenly. Gently work the soil around the roots do not pack the soil. Water p
  • Spread:10 - 15 feet.
  • Light Required:Full Sun, Partial Shade
  • Pollinator:Elderberries fruit best with at least 2 different varieties planted within 60 ft. of each other.
  • Size: 4D Pot
  • Blooms: Early Summer
  • Fruit: Purple-black round fruit appear in late summer and fall. Individual berries are less than 1/4" across grouped in large clusters.
  • Zone: 4-9
  • Form: Small Fruit
  • Flower Form: Small white flowers borne in large flattened clusters.
  • Soil Requirements: Wet Soil
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Prune out dead or weakened stems in early spring. Can be hard pruned if needed to restrict size.
  • Foliage: Pinnate leaves with toothed leaflets.

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