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Bob Gordon Elderberry

Original price $27.99 - Original price $29.99
Original price
$27.99 - $29.99
Current price $27.99

Sambucus canadensis 'Bob Gordon'

Bob Gordon selected this very productive cultivar with large clusters of flavorful purple berries in 1999 in Osceola, Missouri, and it has become a staple of a regional elderberry-growing industry. This variety grows 8' or more tall and is loaded with clusters of fruit that droop down, usually below the foliage. This keeps birds from robbing fruit from the bushes, making this variety particularly valuable for growers visited by large flocks of wild birds! You can choose to cut the bush to the ground each winter to control its size and each year it will produce fruit on first year wood.

Plant a different variety of S. canadensis nearby to receive the best yields on both plants.

USDA Zone: 4-9

Grow Height:  8' (Medium)

Sun: Full Sun

Ripening Time: Late Summer

Pollination: Partially Self Fertile

Size: 2 Quart Pot


Ask a Question
  • Looking for elderberry bush and I live in the Midwest in Missouri and not sure what I am looking for ? Can elderberry be grown inside with a grow light or just planted in ground outside or in pots, outside and inside ? Want to make elderberry juice. Thank you. Have a great day :) R

    Bob Gordon is hardy to zone 4 so it should be fine. The Midwest Elderberry Cooperative is a good rescource for growing elderberries in your area.

  • Hi- ordered & received a bareroot York & the Bob Gordon elderberry in a pot- both plants look great as they are leafing out. My question is the Bob Gordon looks like a vine, & came in a pot w/ a bamboo cane as a vine might come. Is this the bob gordon elderberry, or actually some type of vine by mistake.... do the potted elderberries arrive & grow at first like this?

    They are just babies and it is common practice to stake them even though they are not vines.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Garry B.
Not delivered

My order has not arrived. I assume it was due to the recent blizzard. Please advise ETA

Healthy plants!

Customer Service was very helpful. When UPS lost my order, Raintree Nursery was great at helping resolve the issue. When the replacement arrived, the Elderberry bushes look healthy despite the long travel! Packaged well! I look forward to getting them in the ground! I'm very pleased with the quality of plants, customer service, and growing tips! Would highly recommend.