The American Elderberry is a edible and medicinal plant. Rooted American Elderberry Plants are now for Sale at Great Escape Nursery. Please note that we can not ship this plant to AK, CA, HI, or outside the US.
American Elderberry Plants for Sale
American Elderberry Plant Information
Once established elderberries will grow from being trimmed down to two feet up to eight foot in a single season. They have glossy green foliage and have white flower heads that appear in late May or early June. Both the elder-flowers and the ripe elderberries are edible. The flower heads can be used for a tea, wine, or making fritters and pancakes. This variety grows large fruit clusters in the summer that ripens in August. The fruit is high in vitamin C and there are many articles online about the medicinal values of elderberry. The berries can be used for pies, jams, wines, and sauces.
These plants are hardy in zones 4-8 and at maturity will grow to 6-10’ tall x 6-8’ wide. They like well drained soil, and full sun.
American Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Fruit ripens in late summer. This variety is native to North America.
Here is a picture of one of the American Elderberries we have available.
I make elderberry syrup every year and take it as a preventative to getting colds and if I do get a cold, it seems to help me get over it quicker. Here is the recipe I use when Making Elderberry Syrup.
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