These American elderberry plants are strong and ready to grow and produce for you, but we can’t tell you which ones they are, other than that they could be either Johns or Adams. Both Johns and Adams were selected for their large, sweet berries and will grow to about 8-10’ tall.
Pollinate with another American elderberry, except Johns and Adams, for best fruit production.
Adams and Johns elderberries are an easy-care addition to your edible landscape. Wide clusters of creamy white flowers appear in spring, which is wonderful for bouquets or even for dipping in batter and making fritters! If left on the bush, the flowers develop into bountiful bunches of tender, deep purple berries used in jams, jellies, pies, and wines. Native to North America, these fast-growing bushes also appeal to our wild friends, like bees and hummingbirds, as a food source. Wind-pollinated.
USDA Zone: 3-9
Grow Height: 8' (Medium)
Sun: Full Sun
Ripening Time: Late Summer
Pollination: Partially Self Fertile
Read our Elderberry Growing Guide