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Elderberry closeup of white flower cluster and thin green leaves
Elderberry planted in landscape in full white bloom with an abundance of deep green leaves
Elderberry product shot on white, mostly upright growing shrub with small green foliage
Elderberry closeup of white flower cluster and thin green leaves
Elderberry planted in landscape in full white bloom with an abundance of deep green leaves
Elderberry product shot on white, mostly upright growing shrub with small green foliage

HEALTH BOOSTING, DELICIOUSLY DARK PURPLE BERRIES

FEATURES:

  • In late spring, white blooms emerge
  • Those white blooms turn to dark, edible berries in the late summer to early fall
  • These berries are JAM-packed with antioxidants and vitamins that will boost your immune system
  • Perfect for the use of wines, jams, and jellies
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from our Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 5-12' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Elderberry

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HEALTH BOOSTING, DELICIOUSLY DARK PURPLE BERRIES

FEATURES:

  • In late spring, white blooms emerge
  • Those white blooms turn to dark, edible berries in the late summer to early fall
  • These berries are JAM-packed with antioxidants and vitamins that will boost your immune system
  • Perfect for the use of wines, jams, and jellies
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from our Grower
  • Ships in a plant-safe designed box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 3-9
  • Mature Height: 5-12' tall
  • Mature Width: 6-8' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 6-8' apart

Why plant Elderberry?

Elderberry brings all the birds to the yard! Common Elderberry causes a commotion in late summer when its big clusters of sweet, purple-black fruits attract every bird in the neighborhood. Over 120 species have been observed snacking on the fruits, including Bluebirds, Cardinals, Indigo Buntings, Grosbeaks, Tanagers, Catbirds, Phoebes, and Robins, to name just a few. Our valuable pollinators are well-served by Elderberry, too, when its large (to 10 inches across) domes of fragrant white flowers open in early summer. Honey bees, carpenter bees, syrphid flies, bee flies, and beetles greedily gather the pollen. A must-have for birders and nature lovers in general!

Common Elderberry is a fast-growing, medium-sized to large Accent usually found in moist soil. It grows all over the eastern U.S., from Minnesota to Maine and from Texas to Florida. A rich history of myth and legend surrounds Elderberries, dating back to pre-Christian days in Europe. A closely related species growing there was said to have connections to magic, fairies, evil demons, and death. It makes perfect sense, then, that in the Harry Potter series, the most powerful magic wand that ever existed (last owned by Dumbledore) was—what else?—an Elder wand!

How to use Elderberry in the landscape?

Elderflower syrup is a gourmet ingredient that can be made from Common Elderberry blooms. It is used to flavor cakes, cordials, and jellies. The berries are edible as well. They may give you a bit of a stomachache if you eat them raw, but they are tasty when cooked into tarts, jellies, cakes, and muffins.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 3-9

How To Plant Elderberry

Common Elderberry is happiest in rich, fertile soil that never dries out. It prefers all-day sun, but will do fine with just a few hours of direct sun. You’ll want to plant in multiples for heaviest fruiting—cross-pollination will allow each plant to bear more fruit. Over time, Common Elderberry will send up suckers around the parent plants; be sure to give them room to spread. Little pruning will be necessary, but if you happen to prune late in the season, don’t destroy the trimmings—native bees may overwinter inside the pithy stems of Elderberry. They emerge in the spring.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care. We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*For Big trees and Shrubs, Size XL and bigger: Review our Seasonal Shipping Timelines and Policy here.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations. Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health. Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order. Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.


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