Elderberry plants for saleor

Elderberry plants for saleor

Elderberry plants for sale

Elderberry plants are a health-promoting and common companion plant in Europe. Although they can grow in a variety of climates, they are often grown in locations where it is difficult to grow other plants. They are a great choice for gardeners and farmers. Around the world, elderberry plants are used for reducing high blood pressure, regulating cholesterol and blood sugar levels, and reducing anxiety, arthritis, asthma, acne, and vaginal infections.There are so many benefits to growing elderberry bushes. Elderberries can be used in a variety of different ways, besides just eating. For instance, with their colorful and uniquely shaped leaves, you can plant them to create an attractive fruiting hedge and screen-in your backyard. They also produce aromatic white flowers during the spring and, of course, a bounty of luscious elderberries during the summer. The elderberry bush is also a great wildlife habitat, offering both shelter for small animals and a healthy food source.


The Red Elderberry is a large shrub, a taller version of the Elderberry family. This shrub displays a broad arching form and has leaves that are saw toothed around the edges. As the Red Elderberry wakes up in early spring, it produces small, creamy white flowers in conical shaped clusters. Large groupings of red, fleshy berries then appear in summer. Many types of wildlife enjoy this selection. Does require another variety of Elderberry in the area for best pollination. Consider our American Elderberry as a pollinator.The Red Elderberry is a great plant that grows a little larger than the American Elderberry. While not drought tolerant, this bush will grow in soils with average moisture. Plant this shrub in full sun for best results although it will tolerate part shade conditions. While you will likely get crops of berries when multiples of these shrubs are planted, a much higher berry yield will occur if you plant another cultivar such as the American Elderberry, which we also carry.

Elderberries are easily adapted to a wide variety of soils ranging from sandy to clay loams with a pH of 6.0 to 6.8. Only poorly drained soils should be avoided. Open fields with full sunlight located away from wooded and other obstruction allowing for ample air movement will decrease negative pressure from insects, disease and bird problems. Although Elderberries are partially self-fruitful, fruit production will increase significantly with cross-pollination. Planting sites should be cover cropped or clean tilled one year prior to planting to eliminate weed pressure during establishment.No fertilizer is needed the first year assuming there is a good fertility level prior to planting and in following years only a small amount is needed to maintain maximum growth and production. Do not over fertilize Elderberry plantings. Apply fertilizer annually in early spring. Apply 1/2 lb of a balanced fertilizer for each year of the plant's age up to 4 lbs per plant. (Source: indianaberry.com)



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