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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)

Zones 3 - 9
Advantages
Attract Butterflies
Attract Butterflies
Attract Birds
Attract Birds
Bee Friendly
Bee Friendly
Rabbit Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Fragrant
Fragrant
Native
Native
Edible
Edible
Erosion Control
Erosion Control
Hedge / Screen
Hedge / Screen
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Plant Size 96-120" tall (8-10 feet), 96-120" wide (8-10 feet)
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Size Plant - 3.25" pot
SKU 5SAMB

Plant Information

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!

SKU 5SAMB
Common Name Johns Elderberry
Botanical Name Sambucus canadensis Johns
Zones 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Light Requirements Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color White
Flower Size Up to 10" flowers
Mature Height 96-120" tall (8-10 feet)
Estimated Mature Spread 96-120" wide (8-10 feet)
Growth Rate Fast
Bloom Time Mid to late summer
Planting Depth Crown of plant should rest just at or above the soil surface after watering in.
Ships As Potted Plant
Foliage Color Green
Foliage Large shrub habitat with green leaves.
Native Yes
Planting Time Spring / Summer
Soil Type Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Moist/Wet Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture Average, Moist/Wet, Well Draining
Advantages Attract Butterflies, Attract Birds, Bee Friendly, Rabbit Resistant, Fragrant, Native, Edible, Erosion Control, Hedge / Screen
Poisonous or Toxic to Animals Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested.
Ideal Region Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, Southwest, West, Pacific Northwest
Neonicotinoid-Free Yes - Learn More
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada No

Shipping

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

As soon as your order is placed you will receive an order confirmation email that will include your shipping information. We ship perennials and spring-planted bulbs at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Perennials 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.

You will receive a second email the day your order ships telling you how it has been sent. Your order is scheduled to arrive at your door, fresh and ready to plant, usually within 3-5 days of leaving our warehouse, depending on your shipping address. We pack our plants to withstand up to 10 days in transit, in the event transit is delayed. We cannot guarantee arrival on a specific day. Please make sure to open your package upon receipt and follow the instructions included.

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American MeadowsJohns Elderberry
 
3.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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5.0

Great plant!

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from Fredericksburg, VA

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Pros

  • Attractive
  • Drought resistant
  • Hardy
  • Healthy

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Garden
    • Lawn
    • Outdoors
    • Patio

    Comments about American Meadows Johns Elderberry:

    I am very pleased with this plant. It is located against my fence and I purchased it because it is beneficial to wildlife. I will buy more. It looks beautiful even on 95 degree days.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal

    (2 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
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    Dead

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    from Benton, AR

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    Pros

      Cons

      • Arrived In Three Pieces
      • Broke At The Root
      • Dead
      • Tried To Plant Root

      Best Uses

        Comments about American Meadows Johns Elderberry:

        Nothing useful

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Another excellent addition to my garden

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        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 American Meadows Johns Elderberry:

          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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          • No

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          USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

          To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

          • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
          • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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