Elderberry Set (3 seed packets): Elderberries–European Black, American Black and Blue


Family:  Honeysuckle  (Caprifoliaceae)

Hardy to Zones 4 to 10

Perennial, deciduous, multistemmed bushes to small trees. Traditional usage (TWM): syrup of berries used for treating the flu or common cold.   Elder trees prefer rich, moist soil and grow best as an understory to taller trees.  Once established they are extremely tough, pretty drought-tolerant, and will withstand poor soils, sun and abuse.  Soak berries overnight, then smash them and remove the seeds.  You can smash them in a tea strainer and run under cold water to reveal the seeds.  Plant the seeds in moist, shady area–it is best to plant in flats or in gallon pots, as they take a long time to come up, and control is needed.  Seed  best planted in the fall to early spring for germination in the midspring (black elderberries) to germination in the summer (blue elderberry).   Plant in cool, moist, shaded pots.  If the ground has already warmed, put the seeds in moist sand or peat in a sealed container in the fridge, not the freezer, and refrigerate for 120 days, then sow in cool, moist shade.   Seedlings and adult trees are Nitrogen lovers–give chicken manure or spread compost around the roots for best results.  Space at least 15 feet apart.

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3 full-sized seed packets, Open-pollinated, untreated, NO GMO’s

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    Pat Haley

    I live in Ct. I would like to have an Elderberry bush and use the berries for syrup for preventative remedy and remedy of ills. I am totally confused which packet order ??? thank you .

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    • Richo Cech

      Richo Cech

      Hi Pat,
      you want the european black elderberry. We’ll have more seed and plants of this later in the year. hit “waitlist” and stay tuned. richo

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