Elderberry ‘American’


Sambucus canadensis - A shrub with edible fruit which is great for wine and pies. Also good for naturalizing and roadside plantings. Suckers freely. Native. Being native to North America, these fast-growing bushes also appeal to wildlife, like bees and hummingbirds, as a food source. Cold-hardy. Ripens in early August. Best pollinator: any other elderberry variety. Elderberry bushes have shallow roots that are almost mat-like. They grow 50-70cm per year. Yields approx. 20lbs of fruit. Prune in spring. Use Bone Meal when you first plant. Do not fertilize the first year. Fertilize once a year with a balanced granular fertilizer. Do not plant any deeper than it is in the pot. Do not add any soil or mulch around the base of the stem. Water deeply once a week for about 20-30 minutes whether is rains or not. 

Zone 4. 4m W x 3m H. Upright, multi-stemmed shape. White flowers in June and July. Purple-black fruit on green foliage turning yellow-green in the fall. Full sun to part shade. Moist, well drained soil. 3Gallon.

Attracts pollinators. Deer resistant.