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Elderberry Johns

This Elderberry not only delights with beautiful blooms and delicious berries, but provides multi-seasonal interest with foliage that changes to red-orange in the fall months. Attract wildlife and gain the nutrients of Elderberries with this stunning shrub! This Elderberry is not self-pollinating, so we recommend planting with the Wild Elderberry for best pollination. (Sambucus canadensis)

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Plant - 3.5" pot

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Details:

Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Plant Size: 96-120" tall (8-10' tall), 96-120" wide (8-10' wide)
Light: Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time: Large creamy white flowers followed by huge clusters of large, sweet, purplish-black berries in August.
Shipping: Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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Details
SKU 5SAMB
Common Name Elderberry
Botanical Name Sambucus canadensis
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Estimated Mature Height 96-120" tall (8-10' tall)
Estimated Mature Spread 96-120" wide (8-10' wide)
Bloom Time Large creamy white flowers followed by huge clusters of large, sweet, purplish-black berries in August.
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Planting Season Spring, Summer
Will Tolerate Sandy Soil, Loamy Soil, Clay Soil, Drought/Dry Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Well Draining
Suggested Uses Deer Resistant, Hummingbirds & Butterflies, Hedge / Screen, Edible, Showy Flowers
Ships to Canada No
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Description
This is a named variety of our native shrub bred to produce broader, more dense clusters of noticeably larger edible fruits that are great for pies and wine-making. Vigorous plants grow to 10 feet tall, however they are not self-pollinating. It is recommended to have 1 Wild Elderberry for up to 12 Johns Elderberries for best pollination.

The Elderberries, Sambucus spp., have always been giant, white-flowering natives with blooms much like Queen Anne's Lace. There is one main species in North America, and another in Europe, both very tall plants. This Elderberry is an edible variety that boasts stunning, pure-white blooms followed by large berries. The Berries produced by this plant are a great source of vitamins and antioxidants for humans and are also very nutritious for animals. Plant this Elderberry for gorgeous blooms and plenty of berries to make your own jam!

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5.0

Another excellent addition to my garden

By Richard

from North Canton, Ohio

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • BEAUTIFUL
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Accent plant
    • As A Border Plant
    • For naturalizing

    Comments about Elderberry Johns, Elderberry Johns:

    I received my Johns' Elderberry plant in excellent condition and ready for planting in early spring. I used it as a border plant. It has grown over four feet in this first season and is a beautiful strong healthy shrub. I couldn't be more satisfied with it.

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      Softneck Garlic California

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    Shipping

    Shipping begins in late March based on ground temperatures, warmest zones first.

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    As soon as your order is placed you will receive a confirmation email. You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Some perennials are shipped as potted plants, some as perennial roots packed in peat.  The ‘Details’ tab describes how that item will ship. All perennials and spring-planted bulbs are packaged to withstand shipping and are fully-guaranteed. Please open upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

    Perennials and spring-planted bulbs are shipped at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennial and spring-planted bulb orders will arrive separately from seeds. If your order requires more than one shipment, there is no additional shipping charge. See our Shipping Information page for approximate ship dates and more detailed information. If you need express shipping or have any questions, please call Customer Service toll-free at (877) 309-7333 or Contact Us by email.

    Our Master Gardeners Suggest Pairing With:
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      Softneck Garlic California

    • Hydrangea Annabelle

      Hydrangea Annabelle

    • Bypass Pruners

      Bypass Pruners

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