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Out of Season Elderberry


A gorgeous shrub with juicy fruit!

This hardy native grows to 12-14 ft. high, covered with glossy green foliage. It's delightfully disease and pest resistant — almost no maintenance required! Sets large white flower heads in early spring, followed by giant clusters of dark purple, juicy berries in August. Perfect for jams, jellies and pies. Plant two varieties for improved pollination, extended harvest and top yields. Wilder has very large clusters of fruit for easy picking, and Johns offers high yields and early fruiting. Potted.
Zones 3-9.
  • Zone 3 - 9.
  • Height 12 - 14 feet.
  • Light Required Full sun to partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis
  • Height: 12 - 14 feet.
  • Spacing: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Depth: Plant at the same depth as in the pot.
  • Spread: 6 - 8 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Pollinator: Partially self fruitful, pollinate with Johns for improved yields.
  • Foliage: Green foliage.
  • Blooms: Early Spring.
  • Fruit: Medium sized purple-black round berries, form in clusters on the plant.
  • Form: Shrub.
  • Flower Form: Large white bloom clusters in early Spring.
  • Soil Requirements: Thrives in almost any soil.
  • Growth Rate: Fast growth rate.
  • Pruning: During their first three years of life, elderberries should not be pruned except to remove dead or damaged limbs. However, once an elderberry bears canes more than three years old, these less productive canes should be removed to make way for younger, more fruitful canes to grow.
  • Comments: Very hardy American native plant. Tends not to be bothered by pests or disease; drought, heat & humidity tolerant once established. Dark purple almost black fruit. Very large clusters of fruit. Unable to ship to: AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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