Bob Gordon Elderberry

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Bob Gordon Elderberry

Huge flower heads—up to 12" across—produce high yields of small, sweet, dark purple fruit in the late-summer months. To get the best flavor, let the fruit ripen on the shrub before picking. During harvest, prune off the entire fruit cluster and strip the berries into a large bowl or bucket. Keep berries refrigerated—they do not keep well at room temperature—and process them as soon as possible. A great variety for jams, wine or eating fresh. An excellent source of vitamin C, too! Attractive, deer-resistant plant is upright and rounded, and can easily be pruned as a shrub or tree. Bears fruit in 2-3 years. Grows 5-8' tall with an equal spread. Choose a full-sun to part-shade site with consistently moist soil. Tolerant of most soil types. Two varieties needed for pollination. Zones 4-8.
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  • Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis 'Wyldewood'
  • Height: 5 - 8 Feet
  • Spacing: 5 - 8 feet
  • Yield: High yields.
  • Size: Potted
  • Fruit: Small, sweet, dark purple fruit.
  • Zone: 4-7
  • Form: Small perennial fruit
  • Flower Form: Huge flower heads-up to 12 inches across.
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, moist soil, prefers a pH between 5.5-6.5
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate.
  • Pruning: Can easily be pruned as a shrub or tree. Will fruit second year and those canes should be removed late that fall and every fall thereafter, cut out the fruiting canes. The growth habit makes it easy to prune and maintain a nice bush.
  • Foliage: Glossy green foliage.

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