Sambucus canadensis - Plant
Common name: American elder
Bloom time: June to July
Height: 5.00 to 12.00 feet
Difficulty level: easy to grow
Planting & Care
Growing elderberries is not all that difficult. They can tolerate different conditions like soil that is in poor condition or soil that is too wet. One thing growing elderberries cannot tolerate, however, is drought. br> When planting elderberry bushes, you should note that the berries will grow on the bushes the first year you plant them. Just remember that the berries will do better the second year.
Sunlight: Full sun to part shade
Soil: well-drained soil
Water: Medium to wet
Temprature: 68 degrees
Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer
- After you have done your elderberry planting, you should cultivate once in a while very carefully.
- You do not want to disturb the roots.
- Use mulch where necessary to prevent weed growth, and pluck those weeds that manage to sneak through.
When growing elderberries, remember that the bushes require about 25 mm of water a week.
- Therefore, if summertime comes and you find that you are running into periods of no rain, be sure to water them often.
Perhaps best when massed in naturalized areas where suckering spread is acceptable. Also effective in shrub borders, roadside plantings, wet or low areas, as a screen or as part of a native plant garden.
- The plant is used for ornamental purpose.
Some susceptibility to canker, powdery mildew, leaf spot, borers, spider mites and aphids.
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