This pair consists of two varieties of American elderberry; 'Adams
' and the selected native wild ecotype
growing here at our nursery in Thomaston, CT. This pair of elderberries will cross pollinate one another. These are productive and large fruited selections of S. canadensis
Elderberries have been used for centuries in both North America and Europe for a variety of desserts and home remedies. They are a vigorous, virtually carefree fruiting shrub which is a must have for the small farm or homestead. The flowers and berries can be used for an array of culinary and medicinal purposes. Elderberry pies, jams, wine, tinctures, cordials; the list goes on and on. Bees feast on the nectar of the flowers, and song birds relish the berries, if you don't pick them first. Luckily deer stay away for the most part. We do not have a problem with deer eating these plants.
Site requirements: Elderberries grow best in a full sun location with fertile, moist soil. In the wild, they are often found on the margins of swamps and the edges of ponds. They are quite adaptable and will grow in poor, drier sites provided that the roots are well mulched.
Size at maturity: Multi-stemmed shrub reaches 6-12'.
Hardiness: Will grow in USDA zones 3-9.
Plant size: TWO well rooted plants, 2 qt., about 18"-22" tall with a well developed root system. Fast growing shrub. Will likely produce fruit the second season in the ground if given good care.
When we ship: Spring 2020 shipping to all USDA zone 4-9.