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EY3-1

Wild Elderberry

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LIVE PLANT

SHIPS MID MARCH THROUGH END OF APRIL

SORRY WE CANNOT SHIP TUBERS AND PLANTS TO: AK, HI, ID, APO, PR, CANADA and FOREIGN COUNTRIES.

Boost your immune system with both the flowers and berries of this North American native plant. Have a go at creating extracts or tinctures, even syrup for your pancakes (we love this as an alternative to maple syrup). Also try your hand at drying the berries for tea; there is a long list of possible uses. Once established, the plants spread by putting out suckers allowing a colony to form. Rejuvenating easily, the colonies can be managed by pruning back in late fall or very early spring. They grow naturally along river banks and roadsides but perform perfectly in any moist, well drained soil. Zones 3-8.

PLANTING

Sambucus canadensis

Plant in full sun, 3’ apart in rows 4-5 feet apart. Soil needs: well drained, rich and loamy. Adaptable to most soils. Elderberry roots are shallow and will not tolerate drought. Mulch and keep well water until established. Prune broken or dead canes in the spring.