The Nova Elderberry is an edible and medicinal plant. Rooted Nova 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.
Nova Elderberry Plants for Sale
Nova 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, Johns, and York.
Nova Elderberry (Sambucus canadensis)
Fruit ripens in early August. Last year this was my best producing elderberry. Of the three one gallon bags of fruit that I harvested last year, two of them came from this plant. I have found that Adams and Nova have larger fruit than the Johns and American Elderberries.
A picture of one of our rooted Nova Elderberry is displayed above. 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. This year I used a mix of berries from Adams, Johns, Nova, and American elderberries.
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