Plants ordered today will be shipped in the Spring 2023.
Elderberry, European Black (Black Elderberry) (Sambucus nigra) tree in a 9-inch deep pot, organic
Family: Honeysuckle (Caprifoliaceae)
Hardy to Zones 4 to 7
(Black Elder, Elder Berry, European Black Elderberry) Perennial, deciduous, multistemmed bush to small tree native to Europe. Wild form. The berries are large and tasty. Traditional usage (TWM): Colds, flu, immune enhancement. Source of anthocyanins, bioflavonoids, vitamins and antioxidants. The syrup, tincture or glycerite of these berries is excellent for treating the common cold and for overall increase in immunity. Elderberries prefer rich, moist soil in the part shade to sun. They are best placed as an understory to a higher tree canopy. Cage to protect from deer during first few years of growth. Elderberries appreciate frequent watering and spring application of nitrogen-rich compost or composted manure, applied within the dripline. Space trees at least 15 feet apart.
Potted 2-year-old tree in a 9-inch-deep pot, certified organically grown
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