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American Elderberry

Attracts Birds and Butterflies

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American Elderberry

Attracts Birds and Butterflies

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.
SKU: 03177
$14.99
For each offer ordered, get 2 18-24" plants
Grows in zones: 4-9
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  • Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis
  • Height: 10 - 15 feet.
  • 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.
  • Yield: They will start producing fruit when the plants are 2-3 years old.
  • Size: 18-24 In. Bareroot
  • 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.
  • Comments: Easy-to-grow native attracts birds, butterflies and wildlife. Attractive shrub grows 10-25 feet 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 a privacy screen.

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