American Elderberry, Sambucus - Plant

Good accent shrub featuring deeply incised leaves, attractive flowers and interesting fruits.
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About American Elderberry

Elderberries are popular for their unusual taste in pies, jellies, and jams. They are occasionally used in winemaking. The plants are very hardy (usually to Zone 4 but some kinds to Zone 3), and because they flower in late June, the crop is seldom damaged by late spring frost.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name elderberry, black elder, European elder
Maximum Reachable Height 5.00 to 8.00 feet
Flower Colour white or cream-colored flowers
Bloom Time June to July
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

  • The most difficult problem faced when growing elderberries is weed control. Because they have shallow roots, do not cultivate deeper than 2 inches.
  • After the first year, it is best to avoid disturbing the soil at all because the slightest injury can damage the fibrous root system or kill one of the new upright shoots.
  • Use a combination of pulling weeds by hand while they are still small, mowing and mulching to control weeds without disturbing the elderberry roots.
  • Once you develop a thick hedgerow of plants, elderberries can suppress weeds quite well.

    American Elderberry care

    Elderberries grow best in moist, fertile, well-drained soil with a pH between 5.5 and 6.5, but will tolerate a wide range of soil texture, fertility, and acidity.
    It s a myth that they prefer swampy areas.
    In fact, they do not tolerate poor drainage.
    Plant elderberries in spring, as soon as possible after they arrive from the nursery to prevent plants from drying out.

    Sunlight Full sun to part shade
    Watering Medium to wet
    Soil well-drained soil
    Temperature Room temperature
    Fertilizer Elderberries respond well to fertilization. In addition to incorporating manure or compost before planting, apply additional fertilizer annually in early spring.
    Apply 1/8 pound of ammonium nitrate (or .5 lbs. 10-10-10) for each year of the plant s age, up to one pound per plant (or up to 4 lbs. 10-10-10).

    American Elderberry special feature

    Elderberries are one of the easiest and most versatile shrubs to grow in your edible landscape

    American Elderberry uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Landscape specimen, shrub borders, screens, backgrounds, stream/pond peripheries or low spots
    • Good sprawling hedge

    Medicinal Use:

    • Elderberries are an excellent general immune system booster
    • With elderberrys anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, it makes sense that it can help sinus issues
    • Both the flower and the berry have traditionally been used to treat diabetes
    • Elder has been shown to promote both urination and bowel moments
    • Elderberry may also help with constipation
    • etc

    Culinary Use:

    • The elderberry bush or elderberry tree yields the berries that are commonly used in syrups, jams and wine

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a American Elderberry?

    American Elderberry is commonly known as elderberry, black elder, European elder

    How tall do American Elderberry grow?

    On average American Elderberry grows 5.00 to 8.00 feet

    What color are American Elderberry?

    A American Elderberry plant bears flowers of color white or cream-colored flowers

    When American Elderberry blooms?

    With enough light, American Elderberry may produce white or cream-colored flowers flowers in June to July

    How hard is American Elderberry to grow?

    A American Elderberry is easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a American Elderberry need?

    A American Elderberry prefers Full sun to part shade

    How much water does a American Elderberry need?

    A American Elderberry prefers watering Medium to wet

    What kind of soil does a American Elderberry need?

    A American Elderberry prefers well-drained soil

    What temperature does a American Elderberry like?

    A American Elderberry prefers Room temperature

    How often should I fertilize my American Elderberry?

    To encourage American Elderberry growth, Elderberries respond well to fertilization. In addition to incorporating manure or compost before planting, apply additional fertilizer annually in early spring.
    Apply 1/8 pound of ammonium nitrate (or .5 lbs. 10-10-10) for each year of the plant s age, up to one pound per plant (or up to 4 lbs. 10-10-10).



    Reviews

    Thursday, 06 February 2020

    It came well packed and is exactly how they show it

    pallavi khanna

    Thursday, 28 November 2019

    Amazed us with safe and sound delivery

    Saba Ahmed

    Monday, 25 November 2019

    plant was delivered in excellent condition there was no damage .

    Sanket Bhimani
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