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American Elderberry

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SKU E010

Sambucus canadensis

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

Mature Size:  8' (Medium)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Late Summer

Pollination: Partially Self Fertile

Read our Elderberry Growing Guide

Size: 1 Gallon Pot


Ask a Question
  • Which elderberry would be better to pollinate with the American variety - blue or Korsor

    Neither. S. caerulea and S. Nigra are not pollinators for S. canadensis. You need another S. canadensis for cross pollination.

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