The American elderberry (Sambucus canadensis) is a deciduous shrub that is native to North America.
Each spring the plant is covered with clusters of tiny white flowers that are followed by purplish-black fruit. Flowers and fruit have applications in alternative medicine.
You can plant elderberry if your garden is in zones 3 to 10. It is native to eastern North America. This elderberry is 10 to 15 feet tall and wide, growing into a rounded shape. Elderberry shrubs need full sun to partial sun. 30+Seeds per order.
Some American Native Wildflower seeds need to go through a cold winter to germinate. This plant is one of them. They do this so the seed won’t sprout in fall, only to have the seedling not make it through a cold winter.
I keep these seeds at 40F to simulate a cold winter(stratification) This raises the germination rate considerably. Thanks for looking!!
Full sun/part sun.
Spring, soil temp 65F+.
Soak seeds for 24 - 48 hrs.
SOW - 3 seeds per, 1/4"deep. Keep moist
Germination is slow. 21-60 Days
Thin to single best seedling. Use scissors to cut out unwanted sprouts
Medium water. Light fertilizer after established
Height 10 -15 ft x 10 -15 ft wide
Flowers are white clusters. Blooms June, July, August