Johns Elderberry is a edible and medicinal plant. Rooted Johns 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.
Johns Elderberry Plants for Sale
Johns 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, full sun, and need a pollinator. Good cross pollinators include Adams, Nova, and York.
Johns Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Fruit ripens about two weeks later than Adams. My Johns elderberry plant has never really produced as well as the Nova and Adams plants have. This could very well be because it gets a little more shade than the others do. I have the elderberries placed about 16 feet apart along a pool fence and the Johns plant is the furthest back under an oak tree.
A picture of one of our rooted Johns Elderberry is displayed to the left. Please note that this plant was picked at random and the other plants may have roots smaller or larger than this plant.
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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