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Out of Season Elderberry


Smaller Shrub with Juicy Fruit!

Enjoy lots of juicy berries on a more manageable shrub. These new cultivars from Denmark grow just 6- to 8-ft. tall. In early summer, the vigorous plants are covered with gorgeous tiny white flowers. They produce large clusters of small purple-black berries in late summer. The nutritious berries have high anthocyanin content and are excellent made into jams, jellies, juices and cordials. Plant two varieties for improved pollination Both Samyl and Samdal produce large fruit clusters, with Samyl being higher-yielding. Zones 3-7.
  • Zone 3-7
  • Height 6 - 8 ft
  • Shade Required Morning Sun/ Afternoon Shade

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  • Botanical Name: Sambucus nigra 'Samdal'
  • Height: 6 - 8 ft
  • Spacing: 3 - 6 ft between plants. 10 - 12 ft between rows.
  • Depth: Plant at same depth as grown in the nursery, all roots should be well covered. Keep soil moist throughout the establishment period. Between flowering and through harvest make sure it is gets 1 inch of water.
  • Spread: 2 - 5 ft
  • Sun/Shade: Morning Sun/ Afternoon Shade
  • Pollinator: Partially self-fertile, though yields are increased with another cultivar of S. nigra planted within 60 ft.
  • Yield: High yield.
  • Foliage: Green leaves
  • Blooms: Early summer
  • Fruit: Small purplish- black berries are borne in large clusters. Unripe berries are green or pale purple. Ripe berries are dark purple/blue. Harvest the entire berry cluster just below the closest leaves. Can be frozen until ready to use. Remove the berries f
  • Form: Upright, rounded, spreading
  • Flower Form: Umbels of tiny white flowers
  • Soil Requirements: Fertile, moist soil, prefers a pH between 5.5-6.5
  • Pruning: 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.
  • Comments: Vigorous plants. Larger fruit clusters than Sambucus Canadensis. Produces new suckers annually. Berries have high anthocyanin content- very good for you! Elderberry is widely touted as a cold remedy.

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