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Elderberry plants (Sambucus canadensis) are truly multi-purpose. Growing your own offers many unique benefits. You can plant several in a row to create an attractive hedge or screen, or you can use them as wildlife attractants that will bring even more natural beauty to your backyard. In spring, an elderberry plant features magnificently scented white flowers and, in summer, it will produce a bounty of dark purple-black berries that you won’t find in many grocery stores. The berries from the elderberry plants we offer can be eaten fresh as long as they are fully ripe, although they are commonly used for making delicious wines, jams, sauces, and pies. You can also use the flowers for making fritters, pancakes, or tea. In addition, you can craft combs, spindles, or pegs from the hard wood and create basketry dyes with the twigs and fruit. We awoke to the sound of thunder during a violent storm. And what did we see? The beautiful, heraldic blood red elderberry bushes that grew on the front porch of our cottage. They must be thousands of years old, local lore tells us, and they are a poignant marker of time passing.
If you have any questions about our elderberry shrubs, or aren’t sure which is right for your growing conditions, simply contact us. Our friendly, knowledgeable staff is standing by ready to assist you! Also, if growing elderberry plants is a new endeavor for you, or if you simply want more information, we suggest you browse our Books & Gifts and Resources sections for more details and tips on growing elderberry bushes. Remember, we’re here to help you succeed! Elderberries are North American native shrubs with large, white flower clusters and big bunches of small, dark berries. Elderberry fruit is known for its immune boosting qualities. Other benefits of the berries, is that they have anti-carcinogen, anti-oxidant properties, and are very high in Vitamin C. A good choice for treating a cold. Fruits are used for wine, juice, and jelly. The flower clusters of the elderberry plant are used as a vegetable that can be dipped in batter and fried as fritters. The elderberry bush has very dependable fruit production due to late bloom in June. It's not bothered by insects or diseases. Quick to grow to mature height of 6-8 ft.
A fast growing, hardy shrub with large clusters of tiny white flowers followed by huge quantities of easily harvested blue fruit. Blue Elderberry fruits can be used for jams, wine, and preserves. Very beneficial northwest native plant for pollinators; attracting bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. Prefers sun. Can have a multi-stemmed habit and grows to about 30 ft. Zone 3-8.The elderberry tree (Sambucus) is also commonly referred to as the elder. It is a flowering plant in the Adoxaceae family. It can be found growing in both the northern and southern hemispheres. Elderberry grows best in areas of high nitrogen levels. They do well in organic compost. It will, however, grow in nearly any type of soil conditions as long as it gets partial to full sun. It is a fast-growing plant that is commonly used for hedge. Elderberries are a food source for birds in northern California. Elder has been used medicinally for decades. In Chinese medicine, it has been crushed into wine and tea and used for rheumatism and traumatic injury. Uncooked berries from this plant are poisonous, but when cooked, they can be consumed by humans. (Source: www.tnnursery.net)