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Wyldewood Elderberry

Great for fresh eating, wine and jam

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. When harvesting, prune off the entire fruit cluster and then strip the berries into a large bowl or bucket. Berries do not keep well at room temperature so be sure to keep refrigerated-and process them as soon as possible. This is a great variety for eating fresh, or making wine and jam. 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 and you can mix and match any of our elderberries for your garden. Zones 4-8.
  • 76399
  • No 1, 1 Yr Bareroot
  • $29.99
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Product Details

  • Botanical Name: Sambucus canadensis 'Wyldewood'
  • Height: 5 - 8 feet
  • Spacing: 5 - 8 feet
  • Depth: Dig a hole large enough to spread the roots without bending them. Plant at the same depth as in the nursery. The previous soil line should be evident.
  • Spread: 5 - 8 feet
  • Light Required: Morning Sun/ Afternoon Shade
  • Pollinator: 'Wyldewood' needs to be cross-pollinated and we recommend 'Bob Gordon' or 'York'.
  • Yield: High yields.
  • Color: bright yellow
  • Foliage: Glossy green foliage.
  • Blooms: Spring, April-May for several weeks
  • Fruit: Small, sweet, dark purple fruit.
  • Zone: 4 - 8
  • Form: Upright and rounded.
  • 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.
  • Comments: 'Wyldewood' is a new American Elderberry hybrid with high yields and superior fruit production from its immense flower heads that often reach up to 12 inches across.

Shipping

Most times, orders having items with different shipping schedules are held in full until the entire order is ready to ship based on your grow zone.

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.

2019 Spring Shipping Schedule
ZONE Large Bareroots, Trees & Shrubs
1A-4A 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
4B 5/5/19 - 6/21/19
5A 4/1/19 - 6/21/19
5B 3/18/19 - 6/21/19
6A 3/11/19 - 6/21/19
6B 3/4/19 - 6/21/19
7A 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
7B 2/25/19 - 6/21/19
8A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
9A & B 2/19/19 - 6/21/19
10A & B 2/11/19 - 6/21/19
Last Order Date 1A-7B: 6/17/19
8A-10B: 5/20/19

Additional Shipping Notes:

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.

In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to send your orders via the U.S. Postal Service or FedEx. Large orders or large items may be shipped to you in multiple packages.

Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.

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