Winemaker and Herbalist American Elderberry Pair

Winemaker and Herbalist American Elderberry Pair

Regular price $ 40.00 Sale price $ 35.00
This pair consists of two varieties of American elderberry; 'Adams' and 'Nova.' These 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 deserts and home remedies. They are a virtually care free 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:  Well rooted plant, about 24" tall with a well developed root system. Will likely produce fruit the second season in the ground if given good care. 

When we ship:
 Our next shipping period is fall 2016. Order and reserve early. 

Organically grown by Cricket Hill Garden in accordance to CT NOFA Farmer's Pledge.